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					                          Negotiation results
                                         Wine


This document summarises the results of the accession negotiations, as far as the wine
sector is concerned, citing the original text of the Act of Accession.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Art. 1(3) (new subparagraph), Art. 19(2)
(new subparagraph)
Poland (negotiation position No 31, 32, 33)
It will be decided upon accession whether Poland shall be classified in wine growing
zone A in Annex III.
Should Poland be classified as a wine growing zone under Article 1(3), Poland shall
upon accession indicate the vine varieties suitable for the production of each of the
quality wines produced in its territory.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Art. 5(2) (new point (d))
Cyprus (additional negotiation position)
[The following shall be allocated to the reserve or reserves:]
d) for Cyprus, planting rights of 2000 ha for the production of quality wines out of the
Cyprus national reserve existing before accession. Cyprus shall provide the
Commission with a list of the regions which will be allocated the planting rights
coming from this national reserve.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Art. 6 (new paragraph 4, first subparagraph)
Czech Republic (negotiation position No 25)
For the Czech Republic, newly created planting rights shall be allocated for the
production of quality wines psr amounting to 2% of the total vineyard area in use in
the Czech Republic on 1 May 2004. These rights shall be allocated to a national
reserve to which Article 5 shall apply.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Art. 6 (new paragraph 4, second
subparagraph)
Malta (negotiation position No 25)
For Malta, newly created planting rights shall be allocated for the production of
quality wines psr up to a total planted wine area in Malta of 1000 ha. These newly
created planting rights shall be used at the latest by the 2005/2006 wine year. If these
rights are not used by the 2005/2006 wine year, they shall be allocated to the reserve
to which Article 5 shall apply.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Art. 27(7) (original paragraph replaced)
Czech Republic (additional negotiation position)
Any natural or legal persons or groups of persons who process grapes harvested in
wine-growing zone A or in the German part of wine-growing zone B, or on areas
planted with vines in Austria or in the Czech Republic shall be required to withdraw
the by-products of such processing under supervision and subject to conditions to be
determined.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Art. 44 (6) and (13) (name of Poland
inserted)
Poland (negotiation position No 37)
(6) The provisions of paragraphs 4 and 5 [of Article 44] shall not apply to products
intended for the production, in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Poland, of products
falling within CN code 220600 for which, pursuant to Annex VII, paragraph 2 of
point C, Member States may allow the use of a composite name including the word
"wine".
(13) The products … may not undergo alcoholic fermentation within the territory of
the Community. This provision shall not apply to products intended for the production
in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Poland of products falling within CN code
220600 for which, pursuant to Annex VII, paragraph 2 of point C, Member States
may allow the use of a composite name including the word "wine".


Transitional measure provided for in Annex XI (list referred to in Article 24) of the
Act of Accession, relating to Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Article 71
Malta (negotiation positions SMPPMA)
By way of derogation from (…) Article 71 of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999, Malta
may grant special temporary State aid to producers of (…) wine (…). This assistance
shall be adapted (…) taking account of the assistance existing under the current
common agricultural policy rules.
Such aid shall be limited to the following amounts:
                Year           EUR million, including additional aid
                2004           2,76
                2005           2,62
                2006           1,23
                2007           1,10
                2008           1,04
                2009           0,94


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                Year           EUR million, including additional aid
                2010           0,83
                2011           0,83
                2012           0,76
                2013           0,51
                2014           0,36
                Total          12,98


For the wine sector, State aid may only be allocated within the quantitative ceiling of
1000 ha.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex I point 3 (new sentence)
Hungary (negotiation position No 30)
The quality wine psr “Tokaji eszencia” originating in Hungary is not considered as a
grape must in fermentation.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex III point 1 (new point (d)), point 2
(new point (d))
Czech Republic (negotiation position No 24)
[Wine-growing zone A comprises:]
d) in the Czech Republic, Bohemia: the area under vines in the wine-growing areas:
pražská, mělincká, roudnická, žernosecká, mostecká, čáslavská;
[Wine-growing zone B comprises:]
d) in the Czech Republic, Moravia: the area under vines in the wine-growing areas:
brněnská, bzenecká, mikulovská, mutěnická, velkopavlovická, znojemská, strážnická,
kyjovská, uherskohradišt’ská, Podluži and the areas under vines in the regions not
included in point 1(d)


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex III point 2 (new point (e)), point 3
point 1 (new point (d))
Slovakia (negotiation position No 23)
[Wine-growing zone B comprises:]
in Slovakia: the wine-growing areas of the Small Carpathians, South Slovakia, Nitra,
Central Slovakia and East Slovakia and the wine growing areas not included in point
3
[Wine-growing zone C I a) comprises the area under vines:]
d) In Slovakia, the Tokay region.



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Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex III point 2 (new point (f)), point 5
(new point (d)), transitional measure provided for in Annex XIII (list referred to in
Article 24) of the Act of Accession
Slovenia (negotiation position No 22)
[Wine-growing zone B comprises:]
f) in Slovenia, the areas under vines in the Podravje region: ljutomersko-ormoški
vinorodni okoliš, mariborski vinorodni okoliš, radgonsko-kapelski vinorodni okoliš,
šmarsko-virštajnski vinorodni okoliš, vinorodni okoliš Haloze, prekmurski vinorodni
okoliš, vinorodni okoliš Srednje Slovenske gorice, in the Posavje region: bizeljsko-
sremiški vinorodni okoliš, vinorodni okoliš Bela krajina, vinorodni okoliš Dolenjska
and the areas under vines in the regions not included in point 5(d);
[Wine-growing zone C II comprises:]
d) in Slovenia, the areas under vines in the Primorska region: vinorodvi okoliš
Goriška Brda, vinorodvi okoliš Vipavska dolina, koprski vinorodvi okoliš and
vinorodvi okoliš Kras
(a) By way of derogation from Annex V, point C(2)(e), and Annex VI, point E(3)(e),
of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999, the minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume
set for zone CII for table wines and quality wines psr may be derogated from in the
three consecutive wine years 2004/2005, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 for the Primorska
wine area when the climatic conditions or vine growth conditions are exceptionally
unfavourable and make it impossible to reach the minimum natural alcoholic strength
required in zone CII. However, the minimum natural alcoholic strength may not be
lower than that set for zone CIa for table wines and quality wines psr.
(b) Slovenia shall submit a detailed report on the minimum natural alcoholic strength
of the grapevines used in the Primorska region to the Commission no later than three
months before the end of the third wine year, 2006/2007. On the basis of this report,
the Commission shall before the end of the third wine year, 2006/2007, assess the
readiness of the Primorska wine area to meet the minimum natural alcoholic strength
of the CII zone and, where necessary, take appropriate measures.
(c) The Commission may extend the arrangements laid down in paragraph (a) by two
further wine years, in particular if the period is not long enough to have representative
data for meeting the requirements of zone CII.
(d) As regards Teran PTP Kras, the Commission shall make a specific assessment of
the readiness of the areas planted for the production of Teran PTP Kras to meet the
CII minimum zone natural alcoholic strength of 9,5% vol.
(e) Slovenia shall present a detailed report to the Commission no later than three
months before the end of the third wine year, 2006/2007, on the minimum natural
alcoholic strength of the grapevines used for the production of Teran PTP Kras. On
the basis of this report the Commission shall, before the end of the transitional period,
assess the readiness of Teran PTP Kras to meet the minimum natural alcoholic
strength of the CII zone and, where necessary, take appropriate measures.
(f) The Commission will apply objective criteria for restructuring aid for vineyards in
the Primorska wine area in the Republic of Slovenia, provided for in Article 14 of
Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999, taking into account particular situations and needs.

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Slovenia will benefit from this restructuring aid from the 2004-2005 wine year
onwards.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex III point 4, transitional measure
provided for in Annex X (list referred to in Article 24) of the Act of Accession
Hungary (negotiation position No 27)
[wine-growing zone C 1 b):]
In Hungary, all areas under vines.
By way of derogation from Annex V (C)(2)(d) to Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999, for
a period of ten years from the date of accession a minimum natural alcoholic strength
of 7,7% vol. for table wines shall be allowed in all Hungarian wine-growing areas.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex III point 6 (new paragraph), point 7
(new point (f))
Cyprus (negotiation position No 30)
In Cyprus, wine-growing zone C III a) comprises the area under vines located at
altitudes exceeding 600 metres
[Wine-growing zone C III b) comprises:]
In Cyprus, the area under vines located at altitudes not exceeding 600 metres


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex III point 7 (new point (g))
Malta (not negotiated)
[Wine-growing zone C III b) comprises:]
In Malta, the area under vines.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex IV point 4 (new point (d))
Hungary (negotiation position No 29)
the pouring of wine onto lees or grape marc or pressed aszú pulp where this practice is
traditionally used for the production of “Tokaji fordítás” and “Tokaji máslás” in the
Tokajhegyalja region of Hungary under conditions to be determined.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex V Part A (2)(b) (new indent), (Part A
(2)(d) (new phrase)
Hungary (negotiation position No 31)
[maximum sulphur dioxide content 300 milligrams per litre for wines entitled to the
following descriptions:]
Tokaji quality wines psr originating in Hungary and described in accordance with
Hungarian provisions as “Tokaji édes szamorodni” or “Tokaji aszú”.

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[maximum sulphur dioxide content 400 milligrams per litre for wines entitled to the
following descriptions:]
quality wines psr originating in Hungary and described in accordance with Hungarian
provisions as “Tokaji máslás”, “Tokaji fordítás”, “Tokaji aszúeszencia”, “Tokaji
eszencia”, “Aszúbor” and “Töppedt szőlőből készült bor”.


Transitional measure provided for in Annex XI (list referred to in Article 24) of the
Act of Accession, relating to Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex V point
C.3
Malta (negotiation position No 26)
By way of derogation from Annex V, point C.3, of Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999,
Malta may until 31 December 2008 maintain the minimum natural alcoholic strength
of wine produced from the indigenous vine varieties Ġellewża and Ghirgentina at 8%
vol. with an allowable increase in natural alcoholic strength (enrichment) not
exceeding 3% vol.
During this period Malta shall ensure the effective adaptation of viticultural
techniques in order to enable the production of high quality wine grapes of indigenous
character by 31 December 2008.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex V Part D (3)
Hungary (negotiation position No 27), Slovenia (negotiation position No 22)
[The addition of sucrose … may only be performed … in the wine-growing zones
where it is traditionally or exceptionally practised under the legislation in force at 8
May 1970]
…and in the wine growing zones of Hungary and Slovenia


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex VI Part D (1)(b) (new subparagraph)
Cyprus (negotiation position No 29)
[Quality wines psr may be produced only:
(a) from grapes of wine varieties which … are harvested within the specified region;
(b) by processing grapes as referred to in subparagraph (a) into grape must and
processing the must thus obtained into wine or sparkling wine, as well as by the
production of such wine, within the specified region where the grapes used were
harvested.]
However, for Commandaria quality wine psr originating in Cyprus, the stages of
production after the processing of the grapes into grape must and the processing of the
must thus obtained into wine may be performed under strict control in Cyprus outside
the specific region where the grapes used were harvested under the conditions laid
down in Cypriot legislation.




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Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex VI Part F (5) (addition of a phrase
after “However”)
Slovenia (negotiation position No 24)
[The total alcoholic strength by volume of quality wines psr shall not be less than 9 %
vol. However,]
for Dolenjska quality wines psr originating in Slovenia which are described in
accordance with Slovenia provisions as “Cviček PTP” and
[for certain white quality wines psr appearing on a list to be adopted that have
undergone no enrichment, the minimum total alcoholic strength by volume shall be
8,5 % vol.]


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex VII Part A point 2(b) (third indent
replaced)
[in the case of table wines with geographical indication, the sales description shall
consist of…:]
one of the following terms, under conditions to be determined: “Landwein”, “vin de
pays”, “indicazione geografica tipica”, “ονοµασία κατά παράδοση”, “οίνος τοπικός”,
“vino de la tierra”, “vinho regional”, “regional wine”, “landwijn”, “geograafilise
tähistusega lauavein”, “tájbor”, “inbid tradizzjonali tal-lokal”, “zemské víno”
“deželno vino PGO”, or “deželno vino s priznano geografsko oznako”; where such a
term is used, the words “table wine” should not be required.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex VII Part C (2) (second indent
extended)
Poland (negotiation position No 37)
Poland is authorised to retain the use of the composite name "Polskie wino/Polish
wine" for fermented products falling under CN code 2206 made from concentrated
grape juice, or concentrated grape must and from grape juice or grape must. Such
products, labelled as "Polskie wino/Polish wine", shall be marketed only in Poland.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex VIII Part D point 3 (indents replaced)
[Product type as determined by the sugar content referred to in paragraph 1(c) of point
B shall be indicated by one of the following terms understandable in the Member
State or third country of destination in which the product is offered for direct human
consumption:]
– "brut nature", "naturherb", "bruto natural", "pas dosé", "dosage zéro", "natūralusis
  briutas", "īsts bruts", "přírodně tvrdé", "popolnoma suho" or "dosaggio zero": if
  its sugar content is less than 3 grams per litre; these terms may be used only for
  products to which no sugar has been added after the secondary fermentation;
– "extra brut", "extra herb", "ekstra briutas", "ekstra brut", "ekstra bruts", "zvláště
  tvrdé", "extra bruto", "izredno suho" or "ekstra wytrawne": if its sugar content is
  between 0 and 6 grams per litre;

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– "brut", "herb", "briutas", "bruts", "tvrdé", "bruto", "száraz", "zelo suho" or "
  bardzo wytrawne": if its sugar content is less than 15 grams per litre,
– "extra dry", "extra trocken", "extra seco", "labai sausas", "ekstra kuiv", "ekstra
  sausais", "különlegesen száraz", "wytrawne", "suho", "zvláště suché" or "extra
  suché" : if its sugar content is between 12 and 20 grams per litre,
– "sec", "trocken", "secco" or "asciutto", "dry", "tør", "ξηρός", "seco", "torr",
  "kuiva", "sausas", "kuiv", "sausais", "száraz", "półwytrawne", "polsuho", or
  "suché": if its sugar content is between 17 and 35 grams per litre,
– "demi-sec", "halbtrocken", "abboccato", "medium dry", "halvtør", "ηµίξηρος",
  "semi seco", "meio seco", "halvtorr", "puolikuiva", "pusiau sausas", "poolkuiv",
  "pussausais", "félszáraz", "półsłodkie", "polsladko", or "polosuché" or
  "polosladké": if its sugar content is between 33 and 50 grams per litre,
– "doux", "mild", "dolce", "sweet", "sød", "γλυκύς", "dulce", "doce", "söt", "makea",
  "saldus", "magus", "pussaldais", "édes", "ħelu", "słodkie", "sladko" or "sladké": if
  its sugar content is greater than 50 grams per litre.


Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 Annex VIII, Part E (6)(a) (introductory
phrase replaced)
Czech Republic (negotiation position No 28), Hungary (negotiation position No
38)
the term "Winzersekt" shall be reserved for quality sparkling wines psr produced in
Germany, the term "Hauersekt" shall be reserved for quality sparkling wines psr
produced in Austria, the term "pěstitelský sekt" shall be reserved for quality sparkling
wines psr produced in the Czech Republic and the term "Termelői pezsgő" shall be
reserved for quality sparkling wines psr produced in Hungary, all of which are […]


Commission Regulation (EC) No 1622/2000 Annex XIII (new point (g) added))
[Notwithstanding Annex V(B)(1) to Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999, the maximum
volatile acid content of wine shall be:]
for Hungarian wines:
25 milliequivalents per litre for the following quality wines:
 – "Tokaji máslás",
 – "Tokaji fordítás",
 – "Aszúbor",
 – "Töppedt szőlőből készült bor",
 – "Tokaji édes szamorodni"
35 milliequivalents per litre for the following quality wines:
 – "Tokaji aszú"".
 – "Tokaji aszúeszencia",
 – "Tokaji eszencia"


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Permanent provision (amendment to secondary law) provided for in Annex III (list
referred to in Article 21) of the Act of Accession, relating to Commission Regulation
(EC) No 1622/2000 Annex XIII
Hungary (negotiation position No 31)
Act of Accession: Where appropriate and using the procedure referred to in Article 75
of Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common
organisation of the market in wine, the Commission shall adopt a decision by the date
of accession with a view to modifying Annex XIII in order to set the maximum
volatile acid content of the Hungarian quality wines "Késői szüretelésű bor" and
"Válogatott szüretelésű bor" at 25 milliequivalents per litre.


Transitional measure provided for in Annex X (list referred to in Article 24) of the
Act of Accession
Hungary (negotiation position No 33)
By way of derogation from Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 753/2002, the use of the
name "Rizlingszilváni" as a synonym for the variety "Müller Thurgau" shall be
allowed until 31 December 2008 for wines produced in Hungary and exclusively
marketed in Hungary.


Commission Regulation (EC) No 753/2002 Article 47 (new paragraph 3 added)
Hungary (negotiation position No 35)
Wines, grape must and sparkling wines produced in Hungary up to 1 May 2004 and
whose description and presentation does not comply with Regulation (EC) No
1493/1999 or with this Regulation may be held for sale, placed on the market or
exported until stocks are exhausted provided that they comply with the provisions
regarding wines, grape must and sparkling wines in force in Hungary before that date.
Hungary shall set up a computerised databank including the stock declarations and
declare the available stocks at the time of accession.


Council Regulation (EEC) No 357/79 Art. 4(3) (new indent inserted after “ in Italy:
the provinces”, Annex extended (determination of administrative units for the
statistical surveys)
[The geographical units … shall be as follows:]
− in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia: the regions listed in the
Annex hereto
"CZECH REPUBLIC
   1. Pražská
   2. Mělnická
   3. Roudnická
   4. Žernosecká

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  5. Mostecká
  6. Čáslavská
  7. Brněnská
  8. Bzenecká
  9. Mikulovská
  10. Mutěnická
  11. Velkopavlovická
  12. Znojemská
  13. Strážnická
  14. Kyjovská
  15. Uherskohradišťská
  16. Podluží
HUNGARY:
  1. Alföldi szőlőtermő táj
  2. Észak-Dunántúli szőlőtermő táj
  3. Dél-Dunántúli szőlőtermő táj
  4. Észak-Magyarországi szőlőtermő táj
MALTA:
      Malta
      Gozo and Comino
SLOVENIA
  1. ljutomersko-ormoški vinorodni okoliš
  2. mariborski vinorodni okoliš
  3. radgonsko-kapelski vinorodni okoliš
  4. šmarsko-virštajnski vinorodni okoliš
  5. vinorodni okoliš Haloze
  6. prekmurski vinorodni okoliš
  7. vinorodni okoliš Srednje Slovenske gorice
  8. bizeljsko-sremiški vinorodni okoliš
  9. vinorodni okoliš Bela krajina
  10. vinorodni okoliš Dolenjska
  11. koprski vinorodni okoliš
  12. vinorodni okoliš Goriška Brda
  13. vinorodni okoliš Kras
  14. vinorodni okoliš Vipavska dolina


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SLOVAKIA
   1. Malokarpatská vinohradnícka oblasť
   2. Južnoslovenská vinohradnícka oblasť
   3. Stredoslovenská vinohradnícka oblasť
   4. Nitrianska vinohradnícka oblasť
   5. Východoslovenská vinohradnícka oblasť
   6. Tokajská vinohradnícka oblasť "


Council Regulation (EC) No 1259/1999 (new Art. 1c, Annex III)
Cyprus (negotiation position No 27)
Cyprus may, in addition to the complementary national direct payments, grant
transitional and degressive national aid until the end of 2010. This State aid shall be
granted in a form similar to Community aid, such as decoupled payments.
Taking into account the nature and amount of national support granted in 2001,
Cyprus may grant State aid to the (sub)sectors listed in Annex III and up to the
amounts specified in that Annex.
The State aid to be granted shall be subject to any adjustments which may be rendered
necessary by developments in the common agricultural policy. Should such
adjustments prove necessary, the amount of the aid or the conditions for the granting
thereof shall be amended on the basis of a decision by the Commission.
State aid in the wine sector:
   2004     15.077.963
   2005     12.923.969
   2006     10.769.974
   2007     8.615.979
   2008     6.461.984
   2009     4.307.990
   2010     2.153.995
Cyprus shall submit an annual report to the Commission on the implementation of the
State aid measures, indicating the aid forms and amounts per (sub)sector.


Council Directive 75/106/EEC Art. 5(3) (new subparagraph (e))
Hungary (negotiation position No 36)
Without prejudice to subparagraph (b), products listed in Annex III, Section(1)(a)
produced and bottled in Hungary before 1 January 1993 and having the volume of
0,70 litre may be marketed in Hungary, provided that Hungary declares the quantity
of stocks at the date of accession to the Commission.



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Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1907/85, after Art. 1 (new Art. 1a)
Lithuania (negotiation position No 21)
Lithuania may use the stocks of wine originating in Moldavia imported before 1
January 2004 for the making of sparkling wine until the stocks thereof are exhausted.
Lithuania shall establish an inventory of the stocks available on 1 January 2004 and
shall then monitor these stocks.
The sparkling wine produced from Moldavian wine shall bear a special extra label
indicating the origin of the material used and specifying that this wine is for sale only
on the territory of Lithuania or for export to third countries.


Permanent provision (amendment to secondary law) provided for in Annex III (list
referred to in Article 21) of the Act of Accession, relating to Commission Decision
79/491/EEC (List of wine-growing regions and codes for machine-readable form of
the data of the basic surveys of areas under vines)
The list of wine-growing regions and codes of the new Member States, to be added to
Annex II, shall be approved by the Standing Committee for Agricultural Statistics on
the basis of a proposal from the Commission as soon as possible after accession.


Permanent provision (amendment to secondary law) provided for in Annex III (list
referred to in Article 21) of the Act of Accession, relating to Commission Decision
80/765/EEC (List of wine-growing regions and codes for machine-readable form of
the data of the intermediate statistical surveys of areas under vines)
The list of wine-growing regions and codes of the new Member States, to be added to
Annex II, shall be approved by the Standing Committee for Agricultural Statistics on
the basis of a proposal from the Commission as soon as possible after accession.




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