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Parliamentary questions
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27 October 2017
E-006714-17
Question for written answer E-006714-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Virginie Rozière (S&D)

 Subject:  Impact assessment on geographical indications for non-agricultural products
 Answer in writing 

On 6 October 2015, Parliament adopted — by a very large majority, with 608 votes 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 entitled ‘Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for people and business’ (COM(2015) 550 final), the Commission announced that it would be taking action in response to the public consultation on geographical indication protection for non-agricultural products, which clearly advocated a European protection system based on geographical indications for non-agricultural products. Furthermore, in its work programme for 2015, the Commission stated that it would be continuing its work on non-agricultural geographical indications. With that in mind, it launched, but has not yet completed, a preliminary impact assessment.

What needs to be done in order to complete the impact assessment?

Is the Commission intending to gather new data?

If so, what data does the Commission require in order to finish the assessment?

Original language of question: FR 
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