China-EU Joint Agreement on GI Protection Finalized

December 4, 2019

On November 6, Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce of the PRC, and Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture, signed the “Joint Statement on Ending the Negotiation of the Agreement on the Protection and Cooperation of the GI between the Government of the P.R.C. and the European Union”, announcing the protection of GI in China and the EU entering the conclusion of negotiation.


It is reported that this agreement is China's first comprehensive and high-level bilateral agreement on GI and has a milestone significance for strengthening China-EU economic and trade relations.


(Source: China National Intellectual Property Administration)