EU and Georgia will give a preliminary endorsement to an agreement on the protection of their respective geographical indications on July 29.
Text of the agreement will be initialed by Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Davit Jalagania and Nicolas Verlet, director of international affairs at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture.
On the initial stage 18 Georgian wines will be given protected geographical indication in EU, including Khvanchkara, Kindzmarauli, Saperavi, Mukuzani and Tvishi.
“Georgia is the first among the EU Neighbourhood Countries to take this important step forward in promoting and protecting the quality of the agricultural production. The objective of the Agreement was to reduce misuses and abuses of the names of products,” EU delegation in Georgia said.