A new agreement has been drafted between the European Union and China, ensuring the protection of 100 European Geographical Indication products, including feta, ouzo, Chios mastic, Samos wine, Cretan olive oil and Kalamata olives and 100 Chinese Geographical Indication products in the EU.

Sources in the Ministry of Rural Development and Food point out that the text, which will be signed today, indicates that within the next eight years, all food products available on the Chinese market that use the names of European regional products, and which had been marketed in China before June 2017 when the list of names under the agreement was made public, should be withdrawn.

Also, any of these products remaining on the Chinese market will not be allowed to use symbols, images, graphics and names referring to the respective European country as the country of origin.