Opportunity to provide input into Australia - EU Free Trade Agreement

DFAT information session in Hobart

Opportunity to provide input into Australia - EU Free Trade Agreement

The Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is holding information session on the Public objections procedure concerning terms proposed by the European Union (EU) for protection as geographical indications in Australia.

Consistent with its approach toward other Free Trade Agreement partners, the EU has identified the protection of geographical indications as one of its key objectives in the negotiations. 

A geographical indication (GI) is essentially a name used on a product that has a specific geographical origin, and possesses qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. 'Champagne' is a well-known example. Once a GI is protected, the name may not be used except by producers who meet the rules protecting the GI.

The DFAT information session is a free event:

10.30am – 1.30pm, Monday 23 September 2019, Rydges Hobart

No registration required.