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European Law

Geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed

The Commission released a study on European GIs and TSGs and their consistency through all the European countries.

See the article here.

Focus

Wine and Covid-19 : debunk

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a lot of pseudo-researches and theories about the effect of wine on the disease. The Drinks Business offers to debunk some of the ideas that spread recently.

Find the article on thedrinksbusiness.

Featured, Book

Administrative Controls in the Wine Sector

The new book from the Wine & Law Program - A Jean Monnet Chair is here. It deals with Administrative Controls in the Wine Sector, presenting, in English or in French, the law & practice in major wine-producing countries around the world.

Find more details below.

Geographical Indications

Protection of GIs in China

EUIPO presents a short video about the protection of GIs in China. The subject is dealt with Mr. Massimo Vittori and presents the situation of GIs protection from a producter's persepective.

See the video on YouTube.

European Law

The wine sector participation to “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”

Following the publication of the European Commission Communication on “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, the wine sector, through CEEV's statement, assures its support to reducing the harmful use of alcohol.

Find the statement on CEEV's website.

Focus

The impact of Covid-19 on the cork sector

The pandemic affected the wine sector as a whole. A survey adressed to the cork sector tries to show the impact of Covid-19 on the sector.

Find the article on the Portuguese government's website.

Exceptional regulation

Southern African ban on alcohol has been lifted

A few weeks ago South Africa enforced a second ban on alcohol trade to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Last week, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lift on alcohol ban.

See the article on the drinks business.

Geographical Indications

Lisbon Agreement’s Geneva Act receives first geographical indication

Cambodia inogurated the Lisbon Agreement's Geneva Act by registering the first geographical indication through the Lisbon System.

Find the press release here.

Event

US Webinar 2021 – US Trade Policies under the new Administration

A webinar will take place on February, 4 and deals the new American Administration and the implications for the wine sector, especially regarding Trade Policies.

Registration is necessary to attend the webinar.

Find the details on AIDV's website.

Exceptional regulation

New rules for alcohol sales in Scotland

The spread of Covid-19 pushed the Scottish government to take new measures regarding alcohol sales. Consumption of alcohol outdoor is banned and there are new rules for "click and collect" businesses.

See the article on the drinks business.

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