eu sadcThe Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) and the European Union (EU) entered in to force on 1 November 2016.

Both the European Union (EU) and South Africa (SA) have submitted the required notifications in regard to the protection of their respective GIs in accordance with Protocol 3 of the SADC-EU EPA. The protection covers some wine, spirit and beers names as well as a number of agricultural product names (i.e. the EU protects 105 SA GI names while SA protects 253 EU GIs).

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