Trade Agreements: Japan

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 29th April 2021.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department provided Japan with its list of 70 products for which it is seeking Geographical Indication protection under the terms of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership; and what the planned timescale is for that geographical indication protection to be confirmed by the Japanese government.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

On 30th April, the UK will provide Japan with 77 new GIs. These will then go through Japan’s procedures.

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