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RECEVIN STATEMENTS TO THE TTIP NEGOTIATIONS


	
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06/04/2014 | arev

Given the different positions expressed during the negotiations of the wine sector in
the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), where on one hand the
Assembly of European Wine Regions (AREV) requires the fulfilment of the very severe
safeguards of the wine sector and proposes changes in the negotiation and, on the
other hand, the European Committee of Wine Companies (CEEV), which represents the
private winery sector, supports this document as “it may open the way to new
solutions”, the Board of Directors of the European Network of Wine Cities (RECEVIN)
shares the concerns expressed by AREV during its recent meeting in Luxembourg in the
sense that “the interests of the European viticulture must be taken into account, as it
is provided, for decades, of a designation system which guarantees the quality and
safety to consumers.

RECEVIN fully endorses AREV’s requirement. The United States must respect the
oenological practices recognised by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine
and recognize European organic wines.
The European Wine Cities, as a representation of the places where wine culture exists,
cannot ignore this debate and, although it is true that the export capacity has to be
extended worldwide and the United States are a broad market, we must also make
and effort to maintain our wine culture, not as a romantic fact, but as an economic
force of our regions, that we must care and protect.

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