Briefing 
 

MEPs to call for better protection for traditional know-how 

EU-wide geographical indication (GI) protection should be extended from agricultural products to include locally manufactured goods and handicraft products rooted in traditional know-how, MEPs are expected to say in a non-binding resolution to be voted on Tuesday. The draft text calls on the Commission to propose legislation without delay.

The draft resolution calls for EU-wide protection of geographical indications for products such as Bohemian glass, Scottish tartan and Carrara marble, in order to fully exploit the economic benefits of protecting the distinctive nature and the quality of such products, provide consumers with reliable information and preserve traditional know-how and the jobs related to them. It could also help combat counterfeiting and other misleading practices, the text adds.

 

Procedure: Non-legislative resolution

2015/2053(INI)

Debate: Monday, 5 October

Vote: Tuesday, 6 October

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