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Parliamentary questions
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18 March 2016
Question for written answer E-002313-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández (S&D) , Virginie Rozière (S&D) , Marc Tarabella (S&D) , Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (S&D) , Nicola Danti (S&D) , Alessia Maria Mosca (S&D)

 Subject:  Legislative proposal for a single European geographical indication protection system for non-agricultural products
 Answer in writing 

On 6 October 2015, Parliament adopted by a vast majority (608 in favour, 43 against and 43 abstentions) a report calling for EU geographical indication protection to be extended to non‐agricultural products.

In its communication COM(2015)0550 final of 28 October 2015, ‘Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for people and business’, the Commission announced that it would push forward efforts to make the most of Europe’s traditional know-how and follow up on the public consultation on the protection of non-agricultural geographical indications. The conclusions of the public consultation, which ended in October 2014, show a clear need for a European protection system based on geographical indications for non-agricultural products.

Now that six months have passed since the communication COM(2015)0550 final was published, how has the Commission followed up on the results of the 2014 public consultation?

When will it put forward a legislative proposal for the establishment of a single European geographical indication protection system for non-agricultural products, as Parliament and stakeholders have been urging it to do?

Original language of question: FR 
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