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Indications of origin protected as of March

European indications of origin for food such as Munich beer, feta cheese or champagne will soon be officially protected from imitation in China. The bilateral agreement between the EU and China on the protection of geographical indications (GI) will enter into force on 1 March. The agreement includes a list of 100 European and 100 Chinese products each, distinguished by their place of manufacture. China and the European Union will also set up a committee to monitor the agreement’s implementation, according to the agreement.

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