|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Publisher||European Commission: Press Release Database|
|Series Title||Press Release|
The European Union (EU) and China concluded negotiations in November 2019 on a bilateral agreement to protect European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU against imitations and usurpation.
The commitment to conclude such an agreement was laid down at the EU-China Summit earlier in the year, and it was expected to result in reciprocal trade benefits and demand for high-quality products on both sides. Following the completion of the necessary legislative processes, the agreement was expected to enter into force before the end of 2020. Four years after its entry into force, the scope of the agreement should expand to cover an additional 175 GI names from both sides.
EU-China cooperation on Geographical Indications began in 2006, resulting in the registration and protection of 10 Geographical Indication names on both sides in 2012, the starting block for further cooperation. The list of 100 products was first published in 2017 for consideration under this bilateral agreement.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Geography, Trade|
|Subject Tags||Agriculture, Bilateral Relations, Food | Drinks|
|Keywords||Geographical Indications (GI)
|Countries / Regions||China|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|