GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

BY PHILIP FINE

A CONSULTANT for the California wine industry thinks the US will be prepared to cut a deal at next September's World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico over European demands for a mandatory wine and spirits register of geographical indications.

Jim Clawson, CEO of JBC International, a trade consultancy firm which represents the California Wine Institute and E&J Gallo Winery, told just-drinks.com that the European Union (EU) could create a deal which would protect names such as Chablis and ...


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