Japan: Japan Opens Public Comment Period on GI Designation for the First Domestic Dairy Product

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2023-0003

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has proposed geographical indication (GI) protection for Tokachi Raclette cheese from Hokkaido Prefecture. MAFF will accept comments on the proposal until March 27, 2023. If approved, Tokachi Raclette cheese will become the first domestic dairy product in Japan’s GI system.

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