On November 6, Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron jointly witnessed the signing of the Protocol on Cooperation between CNIPA and MAA and INAO on Geographical Indications of Agriculture and Food at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. CNIPA Commissioner Shen Changyu, French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume and INAO Director General Marie Guittard signed the Protocol on behalf of the respective competent authorities for geographical indications of the two countries. The signing of the Protocol marks a new chapter of cooperation between the two countries in geographical indications of agriculture and food.

The signing of the Protocol highlights China's new achievements in international cooperation in protecting geographical indication products, as well as China's firm standpoint on and attitude towards stepping up efforts in IP protection including geographical indication products.


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