European wine companies write an open letter on COVID-19 and wine support package

Brussels 29 May 2020 - CEEV releases today an open letter on COVID-19 and the wine support package.

The letter has been shared with Commissioner in charge of agriculture and rural development, Janusz Wojciechowski, and with Members of the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.


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Founded in 1960, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV – www.ceev.eu) represents the European Union wine companies in the industry and trade (still wines, aromatised wines, sparkling wines, liqueur wines and other vine products). It brings together 23 national organisations from 12 EU Member States, plus Switzerland and Ukraine, as well as a consortium of 4 leading European wine companies.

The companies represented by CEEV, mainly SMEs, produce and market the vast majority of quality European wines, both with and without a geographical indication, and account for over 90% of European wine exports. With almost €12.8 billion exports in 2019, the European wine sector is the first EU agri-food exporter, contributing positively to the EU trade balance with €8.9 billion.