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'No Deal' Brexit - Guidance on Geographical Descriptions of Food and Drink

The Government has commenced issuing a series of guidance notes on how to proceed in the event that a 'no deal' Brexit occurs.

Whilst the guidance does not have the status of law and will be replaced by legislation as soon as practicable if necessary, any legislation can be expected to conform closely to the guidance.

One of the areas covered is 'geographical indications' of goods – such as Melton Mowbray pork pies or Scotch Whisky – which would need to comply with the requirements of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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Until a Brexit deal is brokered, the safest course of action is to have an awareness of the WTO provisions that may apply to your business.
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