Changes in geographical indications protections in the European Union and United Kingdom: impacts on Australia

During January 2021, the legal protections for geographical indications (GI) in Europe were subject to two important developments. Firstly, the European Commission announced a review of the European Union’s GI system. Secondly, the United Kingdom’s new independent GI scheme following Brexit came into effect. We consider the potential impacts these will have on Australian food producers and exporters.