All regulatory information for exporting wine to Mongolia, including the regulatory environment, duties and taxes, and permitted additives.
Mongolia is a landlocked country bordered by Russia to the north and China to the east, south and west. Following structural reforms and privatisation since the 1990s, Mongolia emerged as a developing democracy with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Mongolia has pursued a ‘third neighbour’ policy which seeks to engage countries with similar views on human rights, democracy and free markets.
An increase in Mongolian standard of living and strong advocacy for Australian products by Austrade in Ulaanbaatar, DFAT and the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, imports of wine from Australia have grown at an average of 20 per cent year on year. At only 2 per cent of the imported wine market, with the right regulatory framework, Australia’s position in the Mongolian wine market should continue to grow.
Food labels are regulated by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry under the Law on Food Safety of Mongolia, the Food Safety Regulations and the Mongolian Packaged Food Labelling Regulations. Alcohol is also governed by the Mongolian Law on Combating Alcoholism. Wine production is regulated by technical standards set by the Mongolian Agency for Standards and Metrology (MASM) including MNS 5273-3:2003 – General requirements for fermentation product. Part 3: wine production and MNS 5074:2011 – Various wines and wine products: General Technical Requirements. These standards refer to both EU and Russian wine production and labelling laws so wine that complies with EU or Russian standards are likely to be accepted in Mongolia.
The General Authority for State Inspection (GASI) is responsible for inspecting and testing imported food products and the conformity assessment process.
Mongolian Customs administers the import process including collection of tariffs and duties under the General Law on Taxation of Mongolia, Customs Law of Mongolia and the Law of Mongolia on Customs Tariffs and Customs Duties.
This information is based on unofficial translations of the Mongolian regulations. The following information should be treated with caution and clarification should be sought from your agent.
Import procedures for the Mongolian market
Duties and taxes for the Mongolian market
Labelling requirements for the Mongolian market
Wine standards for the Mongolian market