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EU agreements with China and Armenia come to life

International agreements on GI and PDO products entered into force on 1st March

Qualivita gives the news: on 1 March two international trade agreements entered into force: the EU-China agreement on cooperation and protection of Geographical Indications, and the EU-Armenia partnership agreement, which entered into force provisionally in June 2018 .

The EU-China agreement, published in the European Journal on 3 December 2020, protects the names of 100 European and 100 Chinese Geographical Indication products.

There are 26 Italian GIs protected by the agreement with Beijing. This is the complete list of Italian products that fall within: Balsamic vinegar of Modena PGI, Asiago PDO, Asti PDO, Barbaresco PDO, Bardolino Superiore PDO, Barolo PDO, Brachetto d'Acqui PDO, Bresaola della Valtellina PGI, Brunello di Montalcino PDO, Chianti DOP, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOP, Dolcetto d'Alba DOP, Franciacorta DOP, Gorgonzola DOP, Grana Padano DOP, Grappa IG, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOP, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, Pecorino Romano DOP, Parma Ham DOP, Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP, Soave DOP, Taleggio DOP, Tuscan IGP, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOP.

While the EU-Armenia agreement protects, for the aromatised wines category, Vermouth of Torino GI, as well as 280 GIs in the food category and all Italian PDO PGI wines.

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