21/06/2017 - oriGIn comments on the Draft Spirit Drinks Regulation and its implications for GIs

bandiera europea webThe EU is currently reforming Regulation EC 110/2008 on Spirit Drinks.

As the draft Regulation is currently discussed by the European Parliament, oriGIn in cooperation with its members in the spirits’ sector, analysed it and made some comments to ensure spirits GIs are fully protected and key GIs principles taken into account by the reform. Such comments have been transmitted to the rapporteurs and shadow rapporteurs of the European Parliament Committees working on this reform.

Please have a look in particular at the comment “Fake Geographical Indications in transit through the EU – Article 18 (new)”, as this can become an interesting precedent for wines, agricultural and non-agricultural GIs, to strengthen the protection at the EU level.


This summary has been extracted from an "oriGIn Alert", which is a service reserved exclusively to oriGIn members.  

Click here to join oriGIn 

Thanks for your interest in our updates. It’s the best way to stay informed about oriGIn upcoming events, advocacy campaigns, press releases, new website content, and other initiatives concerning Geographical Indications (GIs). Each update includes links to help you send feedback or unsubscribe. The e-mail address you provide will be used only to send you the updates, we won’t share it with anyone. Your privacy is important to us!