skip to Main Content

WIRSPA Note on Rules of Origin for Rum

WIRSPA Note On Rules Of Origin For Rum

The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) advocates for product-specific rules of origin for rum that recognise the historical and inextricable link between rum and origin – the place where it was fermented and distilled. This rule should require rum to be produced from the materials of sugar cane – juice, syrup or molasses – and should prohibit production from products of 2207. The place of production – fermentation & distillation – should be the single factor in determining origin.

WIRSPA’s note on rules of origin for rum: Rules of Origin for Rum