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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

On September 14, 2020, China and the European Union signed a bilateral agreement on geographical indications (GIs). The agreement protects 100 European GIs in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union. The agreement is expected to enter into force at the beginning of 2021. Within four years after its entry into force, the scope of the agreement will expand to cover an additional 175 GIs from each side.