Importing and exporting wine
Guidance on the measures you must take in order to import and export wine legally into or from the UK.
Government guidance can be found online in relation to wine exports and in relation to wine importation and labelling. This guidance sets out the rules for wine importers, exporters, producers, retailers and distributors.
The UK removed VI-1 certification for all wine imports as of 1 January 2022. Please note that if you intend to re-export non-EU wines from the UK, the original VI-1 document and a copy will need to accompany the UK pro-forma VI-1.
Full guidance on UK export requirements and certification can be found on GOV.UK.
Any additional enquires relating to the EU VI-1 process should be directed to Defra at email@example.com.
Published: 12 December 2017
Last updated: 23 January 2024