In 2016, when the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU was concluded (it provisionally entered into force, including the GIs Chapter, on 21 September 2017), Canada had not notified the EU any agricultural GIs (Canadian GIs in the wine and spirits sectors were already protected in the EU via the 2004 agreement on trade in wines and spirit drinks). Among the positive steps brought by the CETA, the 2017 Bill C-30 (“An Act to implement the CETA between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures”) had introduced a number of amendments to the Trademarks Act related to the protection of GIs – Under this law, in April this year, “Maïs sucré de Neuville” was registered as GIs.
To see the list of Canadian GIs, please check our worldwide GIs compilation
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For more information about GIs protection at the national level, see the respective categories in the section Policy and Advocacy