CHINA’S ADMISSION TO OIV & BURGUNDY’S G.I. PROTECTION INCLUDED IN XI-MACRON JOINT STATEMENT
By Siulan Law Mathews DipWSET
Source: Xinhua News Agency
The application of vins de Bourgogne’s geographical indication (GI) protection in China and China's application to join the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) have been highlighted in the joint statement issued at the conclusion of the French President’s state visit to China from 7 to 10 April.
Listed as parts of the agricultural co-operations among other areas to be achieved by both sides in the joint statement, China has agreed to speed up the registration of vins de Bourgogne’s GI application.
The EU-China bilateral agreement to protect GIs entered into force in March 2021, France’s Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) has since submitted applications for GI protection for 82 vins de Bourgogne to China.
If approved by the Chinese authority, these Bourgogne wines will be the first to have won GI protection in China.
France, on the other hand, supports China's application to join the OIV as full member as soon as possible. Currently, China is only represented by the Ningxia and Yantai wine regions as observers in OIV.
The joint statement also states that France supports China's bid to be the host country of the International Conference of the Vine and Wine Industry.
Chinese media also reported that, at China’s invitation, France will be the country of honour at the 2024 China International Fair for Trade in Services and the 7th China International Import Expo.
President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China attracted a lot of attention at a time when western countries, led by the USA, are contemplating a decoupling from China.
Accompanied by a business delegation of more than 60 CEOs from a wide range of French companies, Macron agreed to deepen co-operation with China in areas including aviation, aerospace, civilian nuclear energy, agriculture, green development as well as scientific and technological innovation.
Macron also declared in China that France opposes decoupling and chain breaking and hopes to build a more robust and open global supply chain.
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