China's Geographical Indication Products Get Protection in Europe

15:05, March 25, 2011        

EU-China Seminar on Protection of Geographical Indications opened in Hangzhou recently. EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolo? showed up and gave a speech on the seminar. Sun Dawei, Deputy Director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspections and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ) reported the basic experiences of China’s protection system of geographical indication products summarized from its early phrase to later sound development.

  The protection system of geographical indication products in China has made great achievements: so far there are 1170 geographical indication under special protection; the pilot project of EU-China mutual recognition of 10&10 products was initiated in 2006; as of February 2011, China has got a product obtain EU approval of protection, 6 enter a 6-month objection period and review of another 3 products is coming to the end. As for the 10 products of EU, China has basically completed its review of nine.

  By IP Channel of People's Daily Online

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