Vine and Wine World Trade Forum. What future for the international trade of vine and wine products? Between sustainability challenges and non-tariff measures

26 May 2023

Hosted by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, the forum will take place the 3 October 2023 in Dijon, France. 



Born from the observation that the vitivinicultural sector is increasingly impacted by the implementation of non-tariff measures (NTM), this forum aims to provide a view of international trade experts on the potential impacts of these regulations. 


It is observed that there are a large number and different types of measures that can positively or negatively affect trade in the sector. Barriers, tools for sustainable development or sources of increased transparency, their impact is quite often little known and studied.  


On this basis, the objective of this forum will be to feed an action plan in trade development with a focus on non-tariff measures, by monitoring and studying them to reduce the barriers to international trade in vine and wine products.  


By bringing together representatives of major international trade organisations, private sector players, scientists and ambassadors, we aim to create a renewable discussion forum to facilitate exchanges on these topics. It will also be an instance in which to find new development opportunities in the sector, its players and stakeholders. 



Session 1 (round-table): Non-tariffs measures: barriers or catalyst  to  the vine and wine trade? 


The line between a trade facilitation measure and a barrier to international trade is sometimes difficult to identify and evaluate. Understanding the technical and political vision behind the implementation of these measures is therefore essential to anticipate the impacts of these NTMs.  
Exploring the approach of the United States, China and the European Union to the regulation of vine and wine products, this session will be presented in the form of a round-table discussion with representatives from the different regions mentioned. 


Session 2: How to conciliate sustainability  objectives and trade fluidity? 

Social, environmental and economic issues are increasingly present in the world with significant impacts in the development and trade of different sectors, and the vine and wine sector is not exempt from these issues and challenges.  

NTMs are often an important help/support for achieving sustainable development goals, to meet to the issues of resilience, climate change, among others With this focus on trade, the difficult conciliation between environmental issues and trade fluidity will be discussed. 



  • The role of trade policy in fighting climate change. 

  • Confronting fragmentation where it matters most: Trade and Climate Action. 

  • Greening logistics: what are the top players doing to transform the industry? 


Session 3: How to build better tools to assess the impact of NTMs  and mitigate specific barriers of the vine and wine sector? 

The main challenge surrounding these measures is their identification, monitoring and evaluation of their impacts. Econometricians are developing several models to determine the potential impacts of these NTMs. However, the intense need for data in the vine and wine sector requires deeper analysis investigation. 

This session will explore existing tools to track these NTMs, initial impact studies on the sector, and development opportunities for vitivinicultural products. 


  • Assessing the effects of non-tariff measures on prices and trade volumes. 

  • Identifying NTMs around the world: the platform TRAINS. 

  • Quantifying the economic cost of NTMs, company perspectives. 

More information on how to participate coming soon.