Chinese Government Recognizes Napa Valley with Geographic Indication (GI) Status
ST HELENA, Calif. - Friday, October 12th 2012 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The People's Republic of China has announced that Napa Valley has been recognized with Geographic Indication (GI) status in that country. Napa Valley is the first region outside of China to be so recognized with this designation. It provides the pivotal element in consumer protection against wines illegitimately labeled as being from Napa Valley in this important and rapidly expanding market.
The GI was published in the report by the GeneralAdministration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine which was just released.
"We are thrilled by the news that China, an economic world power and growing wine importer, has decided to grant Napa Valley this status, and we are honored to learn that we are the first winegrowing region outside of that country to achieve it,” said Linda Reiff, NVV’s execut
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