EU and China sign landmark agreement

The bilateral agreement - that protects 100 European Geographical Indications in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the EU against usurpation and imitation – is now official
EU and China sign landmark agreement

The trade agreement between the EU and China is now official. After the support received by the European Parliament last November, the EU Council decision of 23 November to adopt the agreement was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The agreement, signed in September 2020, protects 100 European and 100 Chinese Geographical Indication (GIs) products.


The following 26 Italian Geographical Indications get protection under the agreement:

  • Aceto balsamico di Modena PGI
  • Asiago PDO
  • Asti PDO
  • Barbaresco PDO
  • Bardolino superiore PDO
  • Barolo PDO
  • Brachetto d’Acqui PDO
  • Bresaola della Valtellina PGI
  • Brunello di Montalcino PDO
  • Chianti PDO
  • Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco PDO
  • Dolcetto d’Alba PDO
  • Franciacorta PDO
  • Gorgonzola PDO
  • Grana Padano PDO
  • Grappa PGI
  • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo PDO
  • Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO
  • Parmigiano Reggiano PDO
  • Pecorino Romano PDO
  • Prosciutto di Parma PDO
  • Prosciutto di San Daniele PDO
  • Soave PDO
  • Taleggio PDO
  • Toscano PGI
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano PDO

Click here to discover the authentic PDO and PGI Italian cheeses and meat based products on platform

The agreement will enter into force on February 1, 2021. Within 4 years, an additional 175 Geographical Indications of each country will be added to the list of GIs to be protected.

© All rights reserved