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Learning about geographical indications

There are many agricultural and food products but also wines that are made in certain regions of the EU that reflect the various traditions and regions of Europe. Think of the ‘Gentse Azalea’ (Ghent azalea), ´Westlandse druif´ (Westland grape) and Champagne. Geographical indications (GI) protect such regional products by adding specific labels. They give clear information about the origin of these products and guarantee customers that the products they buy really come from that specific region, and are not imitation goods.

Discover more about geographical indications in this guide.