Germany - Constitutional Court Supports Wine Check-off Program 2014

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Report Highlights: The German Federal Constitutional Court Bundesverfassungsgericht -BVerfG) rejected a constitutional complaint by 16 German wine-growers against a check-off program called "German Wine Fund" (Deutscher Weinfonds - DWF). The wine-growers took initial legal action against the DWF in June 2009, because they considered compulsory contributions and mandatory payments as unconstitutional. The BVerfG’s decision ended a long-term conflict between both parties.

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