Discover the Italian products to get protection in New Zealand

Up to 24 Italian typical food and beverage products are included in the EU-New Zealand free trade agreement
Discover the Italian products to get protection in New Zealand

The eighth round of negotiations on the upcoming free trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand was concluded on June, 22. It was dedicated to in-depth discussions on a number of issues, including market access for trade in goods and government procurement, as well as Geographical Indications.

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With regard to EU PDO and PGI products the European Commission stressed that a positive outcome is needed. New Zealand committed itself to discuss for the first time the regulations concerning GIs in response to the Commission’s initial proposal. Disagreement on some EU GIs names has allowed the identification of products that require further efforts to find an agreed-upon solution.


The EU has submitted a complete list of GI wines and spirits and a list of 172 food products to be protected in New Zealand.

There are 24 Italian food products in the list:

  • Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI
  • Asiago PDO
  • Bresaola della Valtellina PDO
  • Castelmagno PDO
  • Finocchiona PGI
  • Fontina PDO
  • Gorgonzola PDO
  • Grana Padano PDO
  • Kiwi Latina PGI
  • Mela Alto Adige PGI
  • Montasio PDO
  • Monti Iblei PDO
  • Mortadella Bologna PGI
  • Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO
  • Parmigiano Reggiano PDO
  • Pecorino Romano PDO
  • Pecorino Toscano PDO
  • Piave PDO
  • Prosciutto di Parma PDO
  • Prosciutto San Daniele PDO
  • Prosciutto Toscano PDO
  • Provolone Valpadana PDO
  • Salamini italiani alla cacciatora PDO
  • Taleggio PDO

As far as GI wines and spirits are concerned, the EU is confident that every and each product will get protection under the agreement with the exception of Porto, Madeira and Sherry as these names have been used for over 50 years in New Zealand.

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