ACCC promises further examination of winegrape sector
The wine industry has been put on notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that further examination of contracting practices are required. This has been confirmed in a report issued by the ACCC, following a series of workshops and consultation sessions with viticulture and horticulture representatives over the past four months. The report Perspectives in Horticulture and Viticulture summarises the issues raised with the ACCC and provides the agency’s responses. Murray Valley Winegrowers (MVW) Executive Officer Mike Stone attended one of the workshops and hosted a meeting of two ACCC senior managers with winegrape growers in Mildura in August.