Three fundamental principles govern the activity
of the Conseil Interprofessionnel :
- The representation of professional organizations comprising CIVA (Conseil Interprofessional des Vins d’Alsace). It is validated by ministerial ruling.
- The equal balance among professional families of production and trade.
- The unanimity of these two families is required for all General Assembly decisions leading to a special request for extension by public authorities (i.e. three-year agreement and potential campaign changes).
A government superintendant close to the CIVA (in this case the Préfet de la région Alsace) oversees activity with respect to the stated principles, while a state controller ensures the management of taxes and assessments of the CIVA conforming to the rules in force.