Art. 1 Regulatory compliance National Associations must ensure that their own members practise their profession in compliance with the regulations that govern it.
National Associations' membership of the UIOE requires that their conduct comply with the laws of their own country and the Statute and Internal Regulations of the UIOE.
Art. 2 Scope of application The rules of this Ethical Code are binding for all National Associations belonging to the UIOE.
National Associations must familiarise themselves with these rules; failure to do so does not exempt them from responsibility.
The conduct of National Associations belonging to the UIOE must be in keeping with dignity and decorum and must safeguard the profession and image of oenologists.
They must refrain from any conduct which may bring discredit upon the prestige of other National Associations belonging to the UIOE or to the UIOE itself.
Art. 3 Failure to comply with rules Failure to comply with the obligations and prohibitions set out in this Ethical Code on the part of National Associations belonging to the UIOE, as well as any action or omission which damages other Associations or the UIOE, may lead to the National Association concerned being expelled from the UIOE, upon the proposal of the Comex and upon the majority decision of the General Assembly.
Art. 4 Representation Representatives of the UIOE in international agencies or committees must promote the resolutions and decisions or in any event the indications given to them by the upper management of the UIOE itself and must not, for any reason, advance arguments or opinions which are personal or which relate to their National Association.
Art. 5 Activities National Associations belonging to the UIOE pledge to take part in General Assemblies through their own delegates, bringing to them their contribution and their experience, and to fulfil their duties as set out by the Statute and Internal Regulations and by decisions taken by the General Assembly.
Art. 6 Contrasting opinions Each National Association must respect the dignity and reputation of other National Associations and refrain from expressing negative judgments with regard to them. Each National Association must act in solidarity with other Associations while debating and expressing opinions, albeit with due regard for their own autonomy.
Art. 7 Disciplinary measures National Associations must notify the president of the UIOE whenever they become aware of conduct on the part of other Associations that may damage the image and professionalism of oenologists.
Whenever it comes to the knowledge of the upper management of the UIOE that the Ethical Code has not been respected by a National Association, they shall contact it, ascertain the facts of the matter and, if misconduct on the part of the association is confirmed, bring the matter before the General Assembly.
The General Assembly shall consider the matter, request that further inquiries be conducted if necessary, and if the Association is found to have failed to observe the rules of the Ethical Code, a majority vote shall be taken regarding the expulsion of the Association from the UIOE.
Unanimously approved by the General Assembly of the U.I.Œ at the meeting of August 2008 the 31st held in Deidesheim (Germany).