Future of European wine shipping in the European Single Market: a best practice from the European Moselle valley – 12WS21297
(As part of the European Regions Week)
Winegrowers, especially from small wineries, have to face many challenges. For the economic sustainability of their estates, it is very important for them to manage to get further customers from the neighboured cities and countries. As a European grouping, Terroir Moselle has developed and implemented an original cross-bording wine tourism offer Via mosel’ viamosel.com in frame of an INTERREG-Project “StrategiesExportViniGR”
But we can’t just develop wine tourism without an efficient online wine selling and shipping. Furthermore, the EEIG worked on the topic of the excise with experts from the excise and custom administrations. The outcome of this workgroup is a Handbook in German and in French with detailed procedures the wine producers have to follow by wine expedition to Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and France. Due to this work, it appears, that the implementation of the current reglementation make the shipping from small wine quantities in another state member very complex.
The EEIG requires an improvement of the directive 2008/118/CE and of its implementation in the countries of the Greater Region. Particularly for the direct selling to final consumers in another EU-country, it is very complicated and high expensive for the wine producer to registrate and pay the excises. The excises-rates are all different in each member state and the development of new markets in other countries requires many knowledges. Furthermore, most of the time the information is only available in the local languages.
In this Workshop, the speakers (Politics from Lux, Fr, and DE) will discuss the different possibilities we have to make the wine-selling to private customers in other EU members states easier and also without the loss of taxes for the states.
Current state of the wine shipping in other member states and presentation of the Handbook “Wine shipping in the Greater Region”
Presentation of three possible improvements of the reglementation, suggested by Terroir Moselle EEIG
The EEIG aims to expand its work about this topic to other wine producing member states and will be glad to discuss within this workshop with representatives from other wine regions.
We would be glad to get your questions and propositions to improve the situation of the wine selling to final consumer, a week before the event.