General information about exports
Every wine leaving Australia as part of a shipment of more than 100 litres must be approved by Wine Australia prior to export. The consignment itself (greater than 100 L) must also be approved by Wine Australia. Online product and shipment approval applications can be made via the Wine Australia Licensing and Approval system (WALAS). Once a shipment has been approved, a WBC permit number is allocated and sent to the exporter via email. The WBC number is required when applying for an Export Declaration Number (EDN) in the Australian customs system.
NOTE: Many countries have their own certification requirements as well as minimum and maximum standards for some wine components. The information on the following pages gives the requirements and specifications for most export destinations.
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Wine Australia’s Export Market Guides provide information on duties and taxes, labelling regulations and other country-specific export requirements as well as some brief market information on the wine market size and scope, consumption trends and import analysis, and Australia’s positioning. The guides are updated as market and trade conditions change. The Export Market Guides are available free to winegrape and export levy payers while other users can purchase access.
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Content last updated: December 2018