The OIV provides grape and wine producing and consuming countries with information to develop regulations, minimise barriers to trade, promote sustainable production and protect consumers. The OIV’s main objectives are to:
- Inform its Member States of measures concerning producers, consumers and other players in the vine and wine products sector.
- Assist other international organisations, especially those which carry out standardisation activities.
- Contribute to the international harmonisation of existing practices and standards, improving the conditions for producing and marketing vine and wine products, and helping ensure that the interests of consumers are taken into account.