EU takes the Protected Designation debate into the WTO
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CTA. 2002. EU takes the Protected Designation debate into the WTO. Agritrade, August 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The EU submitted two communications on geographical indications to the WTO...
The EU submitted two communications on geographical indications to the WTO TRIPS (Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights) Council in Geneva on June 26th 2002. It proposes the establishment of a multilateral register to guarantee the origin of those high-quality products associated with a specific geographical designation of origin and the extension of protected designation status to other products deserving of such status including agri-food products and possibly textiles. It also proposes that geographical indications could be used, in certain instances, for products that incorporate traditional knowledge. The Commission emphasises how this initiative will benefit producers from both the developed and developing world. ACP co-sponsors of this communication include Mauritius, Nigeria and Kenya.