Consultation on establishing UK Geographical Indications (GI) schemes after exit

Closes 1 Nov 2018

Opened 4 Oct 2018

Overview

This consultation sets out the proposals for the new UK GI schemes, which will bring the existing EU GI regulations into UK law via the Withdrawal Act. This covers the four separate GI schemes for; agri-food products, wines, aromatised wines and spirit drinks.

This mechanism for bringing the schemes into UK law will ensure that we have UK GI schemes in place from Exit day which meet our World Trade Organisation (WTO) obligations. It does not, however, allow the UK GI schemes to be changed substantially from the EU schemes. Nonetheless there are a few aspects we are able to consult on, these are:

  • arrangements for a new UK GI logo
  • new appeals process

This consultation also addresses the wider wine and spirit sector standards, which will be included in the new UK regulations.

Who this consultation is aimed at


This consultation is aimed at stakeholders such as existing GI producers, current and potential GI applicants, trade associations and enforcement bodies.

We would prefer you to give us your answers to the consultation questions using the online tool below. If you are unable to do so, a PDF of the consultation is available below which can be emailed to: GI_scheme_consultation@defra.gsi.gov.uk.

Alternatively, postal responses should be addressed to:

The GI team
Defra
2nd Floor
Horizon House
Deanery Road
Bristol
BS1 5TL
 

Audiences

  • Food Business Operators
  • Farmers
  • Trading Standards Officers

Interests

  • Protected food names