On 17 July, at the EU-Japan summit in Tokyo, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) has been signed.
On GIs, through the Agreement more than 200 EU GIs will be recognized and protected (with a number of exceptions and limitations) in Japan. Likewise, 56 Japanese GIs will be recognized and protected in the EU (see Annex 14 B – List of Geographical Indications). The relevant rules on GIs can be found in articles 14.22 to 14.30 .
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For more information about bilateral and plurilateral agreements covering GIs see the respective category in the section Policy and Advocacy