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The Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (Wales) Regulations 2001

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The Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (Wales) Regulations 2001 revoke the Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) Regulations 1996 S.I. 1996/696 (as amended) in so far as they apply to Wales. The Regulations, which come into force on 1st August 2001, provide for the enforcement of EC Regulations (as specified in Schedules 1 and 2) concerned with the production and marketing of wine and related products.

The Regulations—

(i)designate authorities for the purposes of enforcing the EC Regulations (regulation 3);

(ii)define “medium dry” for the purposes of labelling and description (regulation 4);

(iii)specify the vine varieties classified for the production of wine (including quality wine psr (produce of a specific region)) in Wales (regulation 5);

(iv)specify conditions for the use of geographical indications for the designation of table wine (regulation 6);

(v)provide for powers of inspection and enforcement (regulation 7);

(vi)authorise controls on the movement of wine-sector products (regulations 8 and 9);

(vii)provide for reviews of prohibitions etc. on movement of wine-sector products and notification of rights of review (regulation 10);

(viii)relieve authorised officers of personal liability for acts done by them in execution of the Regulations (regulation 11);

(ix)confer on courts before which proceedings are brought powers in relation to the analysis and examination of samples (regulation 12);

(x)specify the regions in Wales for producing quality wines psr (regulation 13);

(xi)specify the minimum natural alcoholic strength, maximum yield per hectare and analytical test in the production of quality wine psr and permit the production of such wine in areas of immediate proximity to the specified regions and designates the competent body to deal with such wine (regulations 14 to 18); and

(xii)prescribe offences and penalties and provide defences (regulations 19 to 23).

No Regulatory Appraisal has been prepared in respect of the Regulations.

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