To carry out its mission, the FEVS relies first on its Board of Directors, composed of industry representatives who are very involved in international markets and who have in-depth knowledge of the opportunities and restrictions such markets present. They define the FEVS's strategic directions.

The FEVS also relies on a permanent staff responsible for preparing the Board of Directors's agenda and ensuring the implementation of decisions made.

In addition to the Board's decisions, the FEVS has developed an operational network that is particularly adapted to covering a vast international field of action. There are several networks in place:

  • The network of FEVS member companies provides a valuable insight with regards to the latest market developments and the adoption of new regulatory restrictions. Member companies play an especially useful role in orienting FEVS policy and initiatives.

  • This is why they are periodically called upon to participate in work groups to deal with a particular issue or market, sharing their analysis of the situation with other FEVS member companies, before finally deciding upon a direction and proposing initiatives to be submitted to the Board of Directors.

  • The FEVS also maintains close contact with French public authorities. The FEVS President is very often the spokesperson for wine and spirits exporting companies when dealing with the Ministry for Foreign Trade (www.exporter.gouv.fr) and the Ministry for Food and Agriculture (www.agriculture.gouv.fr).

  • The FEVS is in daily contact with numerous governmental agencies, including:

  • The Direction Générale du Trésor et de la Politique Economique (DGTPE) of the Ministry for the Economy, which is responsible for trade negotiations;

  • The Direction Générale des Politiques Agricole, Agroalimentaire et des Territoires (DGPAAT) of the Ministry for Agriculture, involved in issues concerning the wine and spirits industry;

  • The Direction de la Mondialisation, du Développement et des Partenariats of the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, which supervises the economic councillors in the 156 French diplomatic missions abroad;

  • The Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirectes (DGDDI) of the Ministry for the Economy, for issues relating to statistical analysis of wine and spirits exports.

    In additional, the FEVS maintains a privileged partnership with Ubifrance (www.ubifrance.fr) and ensures, for the benefit of its members, the promotion of tools developed by this agency to stimulate exports of wines and spirits.


  • FEVS initiatives would not be fully effective without an intermediary at the European level. This is why the FEVS maintains close contact with the Trade Directorate-General and the Agriculture Directorate-General of the European Commission, which handle issues related to the wine and spirits industry.

  • To be most effective at the European level, the FEVS is highly involved with European professional organisations representing the industry: the Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV) and the European Spirits Organisation (CEPS).

  • Finally, the FEVS maintains close informal ties to many European and international partners who share the same concerns and pursue the same objectives, principally in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and Oceania.


    Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins ("Comité Vins" or CEEV)

    CEPS : The European Spirits Organization



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