Viticulture: New Regulations

Author:Ms Iris Quadrio and Carol A. O'Donnell
Profession:Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

The Argentine Viticulture Authority has issued new regulations related to the (i) approval of a new product, (ii) the analytical control of products entering Argentina, (iii) the approval of a new seal of quality, and (iv) the circulation of products in bulk.

  1. Resolution C 34/2012

    The Argentine Viticulture Authority ("Instituto Nacional de Vitivinicultura" or "INV") issued Resolution C. 34/2012, published in the Official Gazette on August 8, 2012, approving a new product named VINO MOSCATO (moscat wine), bearing in mind the sustained demand for the product both internally and for exportation purposes.

    Resolution 34/2012 defines VINO MOSCATO or VINO MOSCATEL as the product obtained after fermentation of the fresh grapes derived from at least 85% of the following varieties: White muscat (or Muscat blanc), Alejandria muscatel (or zibibbo muscatel), yellow muscatel, Pink muscatel, Hamburg muscatel, Giallo muscat.

  2. Resolution C 36/2012

    The INV issued Resolution C 36/2012, published in the Official Gazette on August 15, 2012. The resolution modified section 3 of Resolution C. 121/1993 regarding analytical control of products entering Argentina.

    Resolution C. 36/2012 states that the entering products must be accompanied by an analytical certificate issued by the corresponding authorities of the country of origin. However, exceptions apply with respect to products originating from countries that have signed an Agreement regarding enological practice and certification requirements with Argentina.

    It should be taken into account that Argentina has signed with Australia, Canada, Chile, Georgia, New Zeland, South Africa and USA, the Agreement on reciprocal acceptance of enological practices, celebrated in Toronto (Canada) on December 18, 2001, in force since December 1, 2002 and ratified by Law No. 25,960; as well as the Agreement of the World Wine Trade Group (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the USA.) on the requirements for wine labelling signed in Canberra (Australia) on January 23, 2007 and ratified by Law No. 26,633, facilitating International trade in wine among the Parties.

  3. Resolution C 38/2012

    The Tourist Wine and the Varietal Tourist Wine, as defined by Resolution No...

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