EU: EU steps up bid for better protection of regional products

By just-food.com | 28 August 2003

EU Member States have cleared a shortlist of 41 EU regional products whose names the EU wants to recover and protect. The European commission said in a statement that the list will be negotiated in the agriculture negotiations within the World Trade Organisation's Doha Development Agenda. The shortlist contains well-established European products whose names, the EU says, are being abused, such as Roquefort cheese, Parma ham or Rioja wine.

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EU Member States have cleared a shortlist of 41 EU regional products whose names the EU wants to recover and protect. The European commission said in a statement that the list will be negotiated in the agriculture negotiations within the World Trade Organisation's Doha Development Agenda. The shortlist contains well-established European products whose names, the EU says, are being abused, such as Roquefort cheese, Parma ham or Rioja wine.

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