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The products we offer conform to the general rules on the definition,
description, presentation, labeling and the protection of geographical
indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC)
No.1576/89, as set out in Regulation (EC) No.110/2008 of the European
Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 published in the
Official Journal of the European Union L39/16 of 13 February 2008.
Such Regulation applied from 20 May 2008.
In particular, Chapter 1. Article 4. Annex II. 1 (a)
(i) A spirit drink produced exclusively by alcoholic fermentation and
distillation, either from molasses or syrup produced in the manufacture
of cane sugar or from sugar-cane juice itself, and distilled at less
than 96 % vol., so that the distillate has the discernible specific
organoleptic characteristics of rum.
(ii) A spirit drink produced exclusively by alcoholic fermentation and
distillation of sugar-cane juice, which has the aromatic
characteristics specific to rum and a volatile substances content
equal to or exceeding 225 grams per hectolitre of 100 % vol.
alcohol. This spirit may be placed on the market with the word
'agricultural' qualifying the sales denomination 'rum' accompanied
by any of the geographical indications of the French Overseas
Departments and the autonomous region of Madeira as registered in Annex
Genetically Modified Organisms
Rum is free from Genetically Modified Organisms.
The molasses or syrup, produced in the manufacture of cane sugar or
from the sugar-cane juice itself is free from contamination from
Genetically Modified Organisms. In addition, the distillation process
for rum removes all proteins and DNA from the raw materials so that no
trace of these compounds appears in the final product.
Rum in containers holding more than 2 litres
220840 51 00
Rum with a content of volatile substances, other than ethyl and methyl
alcohol, equal to or exceeding 225 grams per hectolitre of pure alcohol
(with a 10% tolerance)
220840 91 00
Other: of a value exceeding 2 Euro per litre of alcohol
220840 99 00
Additional Customs Duty applies on codes 220840 51 00 and 220840 99 00
Subject to country of origin and value status.
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