EU starts new project to protect Georgian geographical indications

The project will continue until January 2021. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 08 Nov 2019 - 11:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

An EU-funded project called “Establishing Efficient Protection and Control System of Geographical Indications (GIs) in Georgia” will seek to boost the efficient protection and control system of Georgia’s geographical indications.

The project will establish a policy to protect Georgian geographical indications and support fair competition.

The issue of geographical indications has been on the agenda of the EU in Georgia for many years now, and with good reason - GIs are both a way to allow Georgia to trade on the basis of its primary strengths to the large EU market, but also a means to effectively safeguard its unique production methods and cultural traditions“ said EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell yesterday.