Consultation outcome

Geographical Indications (GI): creating UK schemes after Brexit

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Detail of outcome

We received 92 responses to this consultation. The government response sets out what we have done as a result of consultation feedback.

Original consultation


Seeking views on proposed changes to GI schemes (including the protected food name scheme) to bring these into UK law after Brexit.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals for bringing the EU’s geographical indication schemes into UK law after Brexit. These cover the protected food name schemes, wine, and spirit schemes.

Key changes include:

  • creation and use of new logos
  • revising the appeals process

The consultation also addresses some wider wine and spirit sector standards.

A geographical indication (GI) is used to show that a product has a specific geographical source and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that location.

Published 4 October 2018
Last updated 25 January 2019 + show all updates
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