Two new European regulations will simplify the process of identifying wines as ‘geographical indications’ (GI). Procedures for both GI registration and amendment will be streamlined and aligned with other food sectors, while the responsibilities regarding changes to product specification will be clarified as being at national or EU level.
The trade agreement is the biggest ever negotiated by the EU and will create an open trade zone covering over 600 million people.
“The 20th Summit between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China held today in Beijing has underlined that this partnership has reached a new level of importance for our own citizens, for our respective neighbouring regions and for the international community more broadly.”
The speech by President Juncker is available (in French).