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07 January 2021 — OIV life

The OIV welcomes the UK!

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The United Kingdom is back to the OIV and becomes its 48th Member State.

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The 1st January 2021 marked the return of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, making it the 48th Member Country integrated by the Organisation.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was an active member of the former OIV from 1973 to 2004, and, as signatory of the Agreement of 3rd April 2001, finalised recently the necessary steps to ratify this Agreement and join the new OIV.

UK is one of the largest wine markets in the world. In 2019, ranking 10th in the world, UK recorded about 13 mhl of wine consumption, of which wine imports comprised a share of more than 95%.

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The 1st January 2021 marked the return of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine