FIVS-Abridge is an invaluable resource for those interested in the
legal aspects of the international alcohol beverage industry, particularly
for those trading or intending to trade their products internationally.
Content and Functionality
FIVS-Abridge consists of a database of national regulations and
relevant international agreements for markets around the world, covering
topics such as certification, composition, labeling, marketing, packaging,
production, promotion, tariffs, taxation and transportation. The
database creates "trade scenarios" which enable users to obtain relevant
legal information for trade between selected markets. The user can also
view regulatory information for different countries in side-by-side
comparisons according to topic.
FIVS-Abridge is a key source of other industry-related information as
well, such as codes of accepted practices, guidance notes, and industry
and market reports.
Finally, FIVS-Abridge offers members a way to communicate and to network
with other Abridge subscribers. A special interactive section of the site
enables members to submit useful information for others to see, as well as
to exchange views and collaborate with each other on important issues.
Links and contact information for industry, government, and inter-governmental
organizations are also available.
“An indispensable tool to provide both industry and government with practical information and
to answer their queries. I use FIVS-Abridge at least once a week and it is often my only
realistic option to find the information I really need.”
André Matthee, Director of Regulatory Services, South African Wine and Spirit Board
“…I was able to find specific information I needed for a new lecture within 15 minutes. This was
after wasting 1.5 hours on Google trying to track down the same information, unsuccessfully!”
, Assistant Professor of Enology
You have read about it, now see it in action!
We have a Flash® demonstration that will show you how FIVS-Abridge can save you
valuable time and help you to better understand international alcohol beverage regulations
Subscriptions to FIVS-Abridge are now available! Please visit our subscriptions page for
more information on how to subscribe to FIVS-Abridge. If you have questions or need help,
please contact us.