Wine products, Agricultural products, Spirit drinks
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Union geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products, and quality schemes for agricultural products, amending Regulations (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) 2017/1001 and (EU) 2019/787 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 (COM/2022/134 final) (77 page(s) in English, 2 page(s) in English, 2 page(s) in English, 3 page(s) in English)
Please note that only the provisions related to technical regulations fall under the scope of the TBT Agreement. Elements pertaining to intellectual property rights, in particular to the application and/ or implementation of Geographical Indications are included in this notification as part of the legislative proposal but clearly fall outside the scope of the TBT Agreement. The notified draft extends the scope of the original Regulation, better promotes sustainable-product designations linked to origin, reduces new forms of infringements (internet), improves enforcement and checks that consumers rely on, and modernises registration procedures. No changes are proposed to the fundamental structure of the GI systems in the European Union, thus maintaining: specificities of the schemes for GIs in the wines and spirit drinks sectors; and national enforcement within the framework of the OCR tools.