Food: Scotland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) Ayrshire Earlies, (b) Forfar Bridies, (c) Ayrshire Dunlop, (d) Orkney Cheddar, (e) Stornoway black pudding, (f) Scottish wild salmon, (g) Scottish farmed salmon, (h) native Shetland wool, (i) Scottish lamb, (j) Scottish beef, (k) Arbroath smokies, (l) Teviotdale cheese, (m) Shetland lamb, (n) Orkney beef and (o) Orkney lamb will continue to be protected by either (i) Protected Designation of Origin, (ii) Protected Geographical Indication and (iii) Traditional Speciality Guaranteed provisions after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The UK Government recognises the economic and cultural importance of geographical indications (GIs) to Scotland.

The UK will establish its own GI schemes at the point at which EU law ceases to apply in the UK. These will provide a clear and simple set of rules on GIs. The new UK framework will comply with and go beyond the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). This will ensure that UK GIs enjoy continued protection in the UK after we leave the EU.

Under the Withdrawal Agreement, all current UK GIs will continue to be protected in the EU during the implementation period. We anticipate that UK GIs will continue to be protected in the EU at the point at which EU law ceases to apply in the UK.

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