Basmati Geographical Indication Tag11/11/20
Pakistan to announce law firm fighting for Basmati GI tag
Pakistan has short-listed two Brussels-based international law firms, Messrs Altius and Messrs Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick to fight the country’s Basmati Geographical Indication (GI) tag case in the European Union whereas Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is expected to announce the finalised option’s name soon.
The government had decided to oppose India’s application demanding exclusive rights of claiming a GI tag to Basmati rice in the EU on September 22 whereas India had applied for the tag under Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs, mentioned in the EU official journal dated September 11, 2010.
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