Written by Nikolina Šajn (2nd edition, updated on 26.06.2023).
In June 2023, trilogue negotiations between Parliament and the Council started on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products.
The proposal, put forward on 31 March 2022, would bring together in 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 scrutiny, opposition, and cancellation and amendment procedures to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
- June 2023: Geographical indications for wine, spirit drinks and agricultural products (2nd 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)
Mazaly Aguilar (ECR, Spain)
Elena Lizzi (ID, Italy)
Eugenia Rodríguez Palop (The Left, Spain)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)|
(Parliament and Council on equal footing
– formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected: Trilogue negotiations|