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APEC Model Wine Certificate for Exporting Wine to APEC Economies


The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Model Wine Certificate is available for the use of U.S. exporters exporting wine to APEC economies (with the exception of China - click here for information on the export certificate accepted by China), when certificates are required by any of those APEC economies.  APEC is a regional economic forum comprised of 21 economies: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, the United States of America, and Vietnam.

The purpose of this certificate is to help streamline the process for wine exports to the APEC region by consolidating existing certificate requirements into a single certificate usable across the region.  The APEC Model Wine Certificate is a multi-purpose certificate used for Certificates of Authenticity/Free Sale, Certificates of Health/Sanitation, and Certificates of Origin.

Please note that the use and scope of the APEC Model Wine Certificate is at the discretion of the importing APEC economy, and it is recommended that exporters consult with their importer to ensure they meet all requirements and that the importing economy accepts the certificate in lieu of pre-existing certificate requirements.  The APEC Model Wine Certificate does not affect any agreements in APEC economies that were agreed to previously via free trade agreements, economic partnership agreements, or other types of agreements.  This certificate also is not to be used to impose requirements where none currently exist.

Instructions for completing the APEC Model Wine Certificate appear on the second page of the form.  Once the certificate is completed, please submit it through our contact form with a return mailing address or prepaid shipping label from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS.  At this time, the APEC Model Wine Certificate is not self-certifying.

If you have any questions about this certificate or its submission process, please contact the International Affairs Division by phone at (202) 453-2260, or through our contact form.

Last updated: March 27, 2024