Wine Industry

Countries With Enological Practices Agreements With The United States

Thirty-five (35) countries currently have enological practices agreements with the United States.

  • Based on the enological agreement between the United States and the seven (7) countries listed below, natural grape wines containing 7 to 22 percent alcohol by volume imported from these countries are not subject to certification requirements:

    Argentina
    Australia
    Canada
    Chile
    Georgia
    New Zealand
    South Africa

  • Based on the enological agreement between the United States and the European Union, natural grape wines containing 0.5 to 22 percent alcohol by volume imported from the twenty-eight (28) countries listed below are not subject to certification requirements:

    Austria
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Ireland
    Italy
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Slovak Republic
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    The Netherlands
    United Kingdom

NOTE: Based on these agreements, the wine certification exception applies ONLY to natural grape wines containing 7 to 22 percent alcohol by volume imported from the first list of 5 countries and natural grape wines containing 0.5 to 22 percent alcohol by volume imported from the second list of 27 countries. Natural grape wines containing over 22 percent alcohol by volume and natural fruit (including berries) wines are not exempt from certification requirements.



Page last reviewed/updated: 07/01/2013

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