Factsheet: EPA & Geographical Indications

About the Factsheet

The aim of this factsheet is to explain to EU exporters of products protected by EU geographical indications (GIs), the opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as regards such protection in Japan.

The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes, incorporating the Articles on GIs, can be found on the following website of the European Commission: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684. The list of EU and Japanese GIs, protected under the Agreement is in Annex 14-B.