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Geographical Indications: What is their worth? A comparison of Geographical Indication Registrations in Australia and Italy

By Paula Zito, PhD Candidate, Adelaide Law School Over the last 5 years Australian food producers have increasingly realised the intangible value that exists in attaching a regional geographical location name such as Barossa Valley to Australian food (Regional Branding). Some food producers have become aware that consumers might be willing to pay higher prices […]

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Could TPP seal the fate of geographical indications?

By Yves Renouf, IIT Visiting WTO Fellow This year, the Asia WTO Research Network Annual Conference, held in Hong Kong on 16-17 May, discussed the paradigm shift in international trade regulation that may result from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Danny Friedmann, Research Associate in the Law Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discussed […]

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28 October 2016 | Luncheon Discussion | What’s in a Name? Geographical Indications. How they are handled in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and implications for the EU/Australia FTA?

The EU Centre for Global Affairs invites you to a formal luncheon discussion on the origin labelling implications for local South Australian food and beverage producers – as well as the EU/Australia FTA negotiations – of the TPP’s push towards a trademark system (rather than sui generis system) to protect Geographical Indications. Date: Friday, 28 October […]

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What is happening to EU and US agricultural policies, and how are they impacting on Australia’s agricultural trade and investment?

Supported by the EU Centre for Global Affairs at the University of Adelaide, 2 of the world’s most prominent agricultural thought leaders addressed the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) in Adelaide on 4 March 2016. The speakers were Dr Tassos Haniotis, Director for Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Commission Directorate for Agriculture in […]

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Public lecture: The age of mega-regional trade deals: What’s in it for outsiders?

On 17 March 2016 the EU Centre for Global Affairs welcomes Dr Gabriel Felbermayr from the University of Munich, Germany who will deliver a public lecture on The age of mega-regional trade deals: What’s in it for outsiders? This public lecture is offered in conjunction with the Institute of International Trade Globalisation Public Lecture Series. […]

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EU Study Tour 2015

Dr Nathan Gray, adjunct lecturer and Managing Partner of AsiaAustralis, led a group of 22 emerging business, academic, and policy leaders to Europe in July 2015 to look at the European context and to undertake a comparative study of trade policy, of particular relevance was the pending EU-Australia FTA. The group visited Hi-tech companies in Europe […]

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