|TTB Signs MOU with Wine Australia.|
Theresa M. McCarthy, TTB Assistant Administrator for Headquarters Operations, and Andreas Clark, Chief Operating Officer at The Wine Australia Corporation (Wine Australia), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), on November 13, 2012.
The MOU is designed to facilitate communication and information sharing between the two agencies.
Wine Australia is an Australian Government statutory authority that provides strategic support to the Australian wine sector. Its mission includes enhancing compliance and trade, and its core responsibilities include regulating export and compliance and assisting with negotiations with other countries to reduce trade barriers. Wine Australia is a key counterpart for TTB, especially since Australia is the third-largest source of imported wine in the United States, and accounted for 14 percent of wine imports in 2010.