Registering for and protecting geographical indication (GI) for Vietnamese specialities are needed to protect, add value to unique products and promote their exports, experts have said.
Việt Nam has so far protected 69 products with geographical indications and six foreign ones. Over the past 10 years, the number of protected GIs has increased by 3.5 times.
The north-western province of Sơn La announced the geographical indication (GI) for Son La coffee at a festival to promote local coffee products on Thursday in Hà Nội.
Three ministries of Industry and Trade (MoIT), Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Science and Technology (MoST) on Wednesday signed a co-ordination agreement on construction and management of geographical indication (GI).
Việt Nam needs to focus on increasing businesses’ awareness of registering for and protecting geographical indication (GI) for their products and the advantages GI brings, according to experts.
Geographic indication (GI) is considered an effective way of protecting and adding value to unique products, and should be used more in Viet Nam, experts have said.
Registration of geographical indications (GIs) is a good way to protect trademarks, improve a business’ position in the world market and easily enter demanding markets, including the EU, experts said.