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TPP Ministers Fail To Bridge Gaps Over GI Rules Aimed At Curbing EU Efforts

November 7, 2014 at 1:20 AM
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade ministers during their Oct. 25-27 meeting in Sydney were unable to resolve their differences over the scope of proposed rules on geographical indications (GIs), which the United States, Australia and New Zealand are pushing in a bid to counter the European Union's drive to protect such food names in trade agreements with countries in the TPP region, according to informed sources. Among other things, the proposed rules in the intellectual property (IP) chapter would require TPP...

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