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Factsheet: EPA & Geographical Indications

About the Factsheet

The aim of this factsheet is to explain to EU exporters of products protected by EU geographical indications (GIs), the opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as regards such protection in Japan.

 

Since the factsheet release, more GI certified products have been covered by the Agreement.

Latest updates are available on the European Commission website and the GI database.

With a complete list on the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website.

 

To read the factsheet, please click here. 

Webinar Deliverables: 

The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes, incorporating the Articles on GIs, can be found on the following website of the European Commission: 

https://policy.trade.ec.europa.eu/eu-trade-relationships-country-and-region/countries-and-regions/japan/eu-japan-agreement/eu-japan-agreement-chapter-chapter_en

The list of EU and Japanese GIs, protected under the Agreement is in Annex 14-B.

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