Dispute Resolution

Before commencing a formal dispute resolution process senior representatives of each party should use their best endeavours to resolve the dispute by discussion and negotiation. Should these negotiations fail, an expert determination or a conciliation may be required.

The dispute will be directed down one of three pathways, based on information provided to the Secretariat:

  • an Independent Technical Expert, if the Dispute relates to whether Grapes have been correctly assessed in accordance with the requirements set out in the Agreement; or
  • an Independent Pricing Expert, if the Dispute relates to whether the price for the Grapes has been properly determined but does not relate to whether Grapes have been correctly assessed.
  • a Conciliator for all other disputes such as those related to whether an Agreement has been breached.

Independent Expert Determination


Download Notice of Dispute template

Register of Independent Pricing Experts

Register of Independent Technical Experts

Register of Approved Conciliators and Conciliation Bodies