International Wine Organizations and Plurilateral Agreements: Harmonization Versus Mutual Recognition of Standards

  • Raúl Compés LópezEmail author


This chapter analyzes the main international wine organization—the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)—versus the main wine plurilateral agreement, the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG). Although the OIV is the oldest, biggest, and most influential organization in the world of wine, it is useful to analyze it in the face of the WWTG, as they represent a different way to design regulation and international policies. Even if both aim to facilitate trade and exchanges, one does so through harmonization and the other, the less ambitious, through the goal of mutual recognition of standards. There are no formal relations between WWTG and OIV, although many WWTG participants participate in the OIV. They don’t compete but its philosophy is very different. Through a detailed analysis, this section highlights the different philosophies and goals of action between the two.


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  1. 1.Department of Economics and Social SciencesUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValènciaSpain

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