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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