Ukraine Becomes 49th Member State of the OIV

On 30 October, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) will readmit Ukraine to its ranks. The war-ravaged Eastern European state was already a member from 1997 to 2008. This brings the number of OIV member states to 49. 

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Ukraine is readmitted to the OIV (Photo: schankz/stock.adobe.com)
Ukraine is readmitted to the OIV (Photo: schankz/stock.adobe.com)

Ukraine had already applied for membership last year, before the February invasion.

"By joining the OIV, Ukraine will benefit from the information, cooperation and services of a network of around 1,000 experts.  These connections will enable Ukraine to participate in the fundamental decisions on the development of the sector and to make its voice heard," the official announcement says.

In 2021, 660,000 hl of wine were produced in Ukraine from a vineyard area of around 42,000 ha. All of the major wine-growing countries of the world belong to the OIV. Russia is also a member.

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