Food: Origin Marking

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd February 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure UK goods continue to enjoy EU protected food name status after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Using the powers of the Withdrawal Bill, we will create a UK Geographical Indication scheme (GI). This will provide UK protection for UK Geographical Indications (GIs) when we leave the EU and ensure that the UK fulfils its WTO TRIPS obligations.

We expect that all current UK GIs will continue to be protected by the EU’s GI schemes after we leave the EU.

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