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National Farmers' Federation

Submission to the Government of New Zealand Regarding the Expansion of the Protection of Geographical Indications under the EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement

This submission addresses four areas of concern regarding the proposal to extend New Zealand’s system for protecting GIs and on which our objections to the extension of GI protection are based. These are:
1) The close economic and trade ties that bind Australia and New Zealand that make any
changes to New Zealand’s system for protecting GIs damaging to Australian exporters
and consumers;
2) Concerns with the extension of GI protection generally;
3) Specific concerns with the list provided by the EU, and;
4) Objections to the use of specific terms

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