About: geographical indications

Agrifood 15-04-2022

Agrifood Brief: GI galore

Sectors other than agrifood have come to appreciate the concept of geographical indications, considered one of Europe's success stories in much the same manner as the Erasmus programme for student exchange.
Agrifood 01-04-2022

EU unveils revision of food quality scheme amid push to change the minimum

The latest revamping of the EU’s geographical indications (GIs) policy was marked as "an evolution" without substantial changes but still ruffled the feathers of food producers and some member states, who would have liked to preserve the status quo of the framework.
Agrifood 15-02-2022

GIs producers ask to maintain ties with CAP, rebuff ‘trademark’ umbrella

Food producers have joined the choir of those against moving the bulk of EU competencies on geographical indications (GIs) from the European Commission to the EU's intellectual property office (EUIPO).
Agrifood 12-01-2022

MEPs concerned by ‘trademark’ approach for new geographical indications rules

European lawmakers expressed concerns over a change of course in the EU's geographical indications (GIs) policy, drifting away from current rules and particularly European Commission supervision.
Agrifood 06-01-2022

2022: CAP, Farm to Fork and other gifts that keep on giving

After an action packed 2021 full the Common Agricultural Policy reform, there’s still some fun in store for the agrifood sector in 2022, from the adoption of the national strategic plans to the review of the sustainable use of pesticides directive.
Agrifood 09-09-2021

Champagne makers mark first win in ‘Champanillo’ legal battle after EU court ruling

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the EU's protected designation of origin (PDO) for foodstuff and drinks extends to services, allowing the French champagne lobby to carry off a tactical win in a legal battle against a small Spanish restaurant chain.
Agrifood 19-08-2021

First post-Brexit protected food not in conflict with existing EU geographical indication

There is no overlap between the first post-Brexit geographical indication under the new UK's framework and an existing one registered in the EU in 2003, EU and UK officials confirmed.
Agrifood 01-06-2021

Commission awards historic EU protection for African food

South Africa's 'rooibos' dried leaves and stems, used to produce the eponymous herbal-infused tea, have become the first African food to receive the status of geographical indication (GIs) in the European Union.
Agrifood 28-04-2021

Geographical indications: what will change after Brexit?

The protection of geographical indications (GIs) is unlikely to cause any great headache after Brexit, although care will be needed when handling it in future trade talks.
Agrifood 23-04-2021

Agrifood Brief: Black gold

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Agrifood 12-03-2021

Geographical indications offer clear added value, says Commission

Geographical indications offer a clear added value to agrifood products and are an "important asset" of rural territories, a new study, released by the European Commission last week, has concluded. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 26-02-2021

Italy, Slovenia await Commission to settle balsamic vinegar dispute

Italy is up in arms, trying to defend the world-famous balsamic vinegar of Modena from an attempt to 'standardise' its production made by Slovenia, and the European Commission appears to have until 3 March to settle the issue.
Agrifood 15-01-2021

2021: The year of the CAP

2019 is likely to be the year in which the much awaited reform of the main EU's massive farming subsidies programme, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), will see the light.
Agrifood 17-12-2020

EU-Africa move in step on Geographical indications revolution

The enormous tradition and diversity in African agricultural products may benefit from the use of the intellectual property tool for food protection that Europeans have been held most dear.
Agrifood 30-11-2020

EU-Mercosur, an agreement  with different agricultural standards

The difference in production standards has been one of many causes for disagreement during the negotiations of the EU-Mercosur agreement. EURACTIV's partner Efeagro reports.
27-11-2020

Agrifood Brief: Europeans’ genuine obsession

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Agrifood 21-04-2020

Geographical indications found to double value of agri-food products

Agri-food and drink products whose names are protected by the EU as geographical indications (GIs) offer a “clear economic benefit” for producers in terms of marketing and increased sales, according to a study published by the European Commission on Monday (20 April).
Economy & Jobs 06-11-2018

Commission tells China to deliver on promise to open up its market

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com that China should deliver on its promise to open up its market, as European companies complain about the difficulties they face in the country.
Global Europe 31-07-2018

US official says talks with EU will include agriculture

Agriculture will be part of the negotiations between the United States and the European Union, whether Brussels wants to discuss it or not, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday (30 July).
Economy & Jobs 19-07-2018

EU-Mercosur pact could be ready in September, says Argentine minister

A trade pact between the EU and South American bloc Mercosur could be agreed in early September, Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie said on Thursday (19 July).
Economy & Jobs 16-07-2018

EU-China summit boosts negotiations towards an investment agreement

The European Union and China agreed to enhance market access and investment and to speed up negotiations over geographical indications during a leaders’ summit in Beijing on Monday (16 July). But EU leaders indicated they wanted to see China's promises translated into action.
Agrifood 01-02-2018

Danish illegal ‘feta’ cheese exports face EU probe

The European Commission warned Copenhagen to enforce protection of the protected designation of origin “Feta”, following information that Danish companies export the product outside the EU with misleading labelling.
Agrifood 09-01-2018

Cheese is the beef as EU-Mexico trade talks resume

The EU and Mexico resumed talks Monday (8 January) aimed at sealing a new version of their 18-year-old trade deal, a project that has hit several snags – including the touchy issue of cheese.
Economy & Jobs 21-12-2017

EU and Mexico fail to conclude political agreement on trade deal

There will be no modernised trade deal with Mexico for Christmas. Despite having spent three days in Brussels, Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo hasn't managed to break the deadlock over the contentious outstanding issues, namely geographical indications and investment protection.