This collection of reports, guides, statistics and useful links covers every aspect of promoting an agricultural product abroad. The library is updated regularly as new publications become available. For country-specific guides, see the market information section.
The IPR SME Helpdesks (Helpdesks) are regional projects cofunded by the European Commission to support European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights (IPRs) in China, South-East Asia and Latin America.
Since the adoption of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (the TRIPS Agreement) in 1994, which contains a section on geographical indications (GIs), this form of intellectual property (IP) has attracted increasing attention from policymakers and trade negotiators, as well as producers (mostly of agricultural products), lawyers and economists across the world. It is undoubtedly because of the TRIPS Agreement section on GIs that the issue now appeals to more and more nations beyond the rather restricted list of countries that have traditionally pursued active GI policies.