In order to promote an exchange of experiences and knowledge on the development and the sustainability of regional production chains, the Ministries of Agriculture of Brazil and France signed the Franco-Brazilian Cooperation Protocol on Geographical Indications (GIs) in 2011. The two ministries plan to facilitate studies on the policies adopted by the two countries (and other European countries) and cooperate in the field of geographical indications. This is the first step in a partnership that also includes other EU countries.
With support from the EU-Brazil Sector Dialogues Support Facility, specialised technical consultants will conduct a study of the laws and policies of the European Union relating to Geographical Indications and Rural Development. The topic will also be addressed in a seminar in Brazil and in an international mission for public and private stakeholders.
The action aims to provide studies to inform the work of public and private stakeholders as well as qualify civil servants to promote discussions within their departments and boards. It is hoped that the dialogue between Brazil and the European Union will lead to a better understanding of how the issue of Geographical Indications is approached in each country and that the discussion will help in the development of GIs in Brazil.
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