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Wine industry trading practices questioned
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AN INDEPENDENT review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct has suggested that trading practices within the Australian wine industry should be analysed. The mandatory horticulture code was introduced almost nine years ago to improve trading relationships between growers and traders of fresh fruit and vegetables, following complaints from growers that trading terms were vague and often undocumented, and that growers had no formal dispute resolution process to which they could refer complaints.