België: 2022-04-28 14: 53: 10 , ENRD News
New simplification measures are being proposed to strengthen and improve the existing system of Geographical indications (GIs). Revised GI procedures aim to boost the number of quality products, benefit rural economies, preserve natural resources, and protect the global reputation of EU food.
Member States’ GIs provide high food quality standards and ensure that cultural, gastronomic, and local heritage is preserved and certified as authentic within the EU and across the world. Revised GI proposals published at the end of March plan to modernise and merge the different technical and procedural rules within a single simplified GI registration procedure for EU and non-EU applicants. Harmonisation is expected to increase GI attractiveness by reducing time periods between submission and registration of GI applications.
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