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EU-China GI protections won't be affected by US opposition, Clarke says

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 04 Sep 2020 10:40
  • 04 Sep 2020 10:40

EU food protections agreed with China aren’t in jeopardy despite the US trying to water them down in its own negotiations with Beijing — but future approvals could be harder to obtain, a senior EU official has said.

John Clarke, director for international affairs at the European Commission’s agricultural department, said

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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