|Author (Corporate)||NAW Research Service|
|Series Title||In Brief|
Premium Welsh food products might not have automatic protection against imitation in the EU after Brexit.
Some of Wales’ best known food and drink products – including Welsh lamb, Anglesey Sea Salt and traditional Caerphilly cheese – are currently protected in the EU because they have EU Geographical Indication (GI) status. However, the UK Government is proposing a separate UK scheme once we leave the EU.
Under the proposals, all existing UK GI products will be given new UK GI status automatically, but as things stand producers would need to reapply for GI status in the EU.
|Countries / Regions||Wales|