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Japan to protect 48 items under GI system in EPA deal with EU

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced products that will be protected under the geographical indication (GI) system following the conclusion of negotiations on Japan’s economic partnership agreement with the European Union. After the EPA is put into force, the EU will protect 71 brands, while Japan will protect 48. Producers will be prohibited from using GI-protected names in advertisements for their products if they fail to meet requirements for place of origin and quality.  

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