The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill, was introduced into Parliament in November 2015 to update the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006. The Bill was debated for the first time in Parliament on 17 March 2016.
The main details regarding how the GI registration scheme will work in practice will be set out in the Regulations to accompany the Act, which will have to be adopted before the registration scheme can operate. The public consultation period for the Bill, was open for submissions until 29 April 2016 : http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/sc/make-submission
Once the public consultation period has closed, the Bill will be discussed further at the Select Committee and will then move back to Parliament for its Second Reading.
This summary has been extracted from an “oriGIn Alert”, which is a service reserved exclusively to oriGIn members.