Written by Nikolina Šajn (1st edition).
On 18 October 2022, the European Parliament’s rapporteur put forward a draft report on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products, while the discussions continue in the Council on the working party level.
The proposal, which the Commission adopted on 31 March 2022, would bring under a single legal document the provisions on the procedures for registering geographical indications (GIs) for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products that are currently spread over three regulations. It would increase the powers and responsibilities of producer groups, lay down rules on sustainability undertakings, clarify rules on the use of GI products as ingredients, and improve the protection of GI products online. The Commission would be empowered to transfer its tasks regarding the management of geographical indications, including the scrutiny, opposition, cancellation and amendments procedures, to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
- January 2023: Geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products (1st edition)
|Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Union geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products, and quality schemes for agricultural products, amending Regulations (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) 2017/1001 and (EU) 2019/787 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012|
|Committee responsible:||Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)||COM(2022) 134|
|Rapporteur:||Paolo De Castro (S&D, Italy)||2022/0089 (COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Álvaro Amaro (EPP, Portugal)|
Irène Tolleret (Renew, France)
Claude Gruffat (Greens/EFA, France)
Elena Lizzi (ID, Italy)
Mazaly Aguilar (ECR, Spain)
Eugenia Rodríguez Palop (GUE/NGL, Spain)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)|
(Parliament and Council on equal footing
– formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected: Committee vote|
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