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Parliamentary questions
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17 May 2021
E-001597/2021(ASW)
Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski
on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-001597/2021

The Commission is monitoring the recent developments of the enforcement of the 2017 ‘Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organisations in the Mainland of China’ and the effect it may have on promotional activities for EU food and drink products in China. The scope of the law is broad and appears at this point unrelated to the EU-China Agreement on Geographical Indications (GIs), therefore not in conflict with its provisions.

In China, the EU Delegation, together with the French and Italian embassies in particular, is also following closely the issue, keeping other Member States’ embassies informed.

In the framework of the recently entered into force EU-China Agreement on Geographical Indications, the Commission will work with China to ensure that both EU and Chinese GIs can fully benefit from the protection spelled out in the Agreement and to develop further their collaboration, which includes the promotion of GIs on their respective markets.

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