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China-EU Agreement on Geographical Indications now in force

The “Agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on cooperation on, and protection of, geographical indications (GIs)”, which was signed on 4 December last year, has come into force on 1st March 2021. The Agreement protects around one hundred European agri-food names in China and one hundred Chinese agri-food names in the EU against imitation and usurpation. The list includes Champagne, Cava, Feta, Irish whiskey, Münchener bier, Ouzo, Porto, Prosciutto di Parma and Queso Manchego as well as Wuyuan green tea, Pixan bean paste, Anji white tea, Panjin rice and Anqiu ginger. Within the next four years, the agreement will expand to cover about 175 additional names. Let’s celebrate it soon, with a glass of Champagne or a cup of Wuyuan green tea!

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