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Geographical indication registration affirms prestige of Luc Ngan lychee

(BGO) – Enhancing the protection of geographical indication (GI) was a “hot” issue with due attention at the regular press conference in the first quarter of 2021 held on March 31 by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) in Hanoi. 

At the event, Deputy Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (MoST) Nguyen Van Bay pressed that Luc Ngan lychee (Bac Giang) GI was the first GI of Vietnam officially protected in Japan. To realize this, MoST and the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (IPOV) supported Bac Giang province to register the protection in Japan not only on paper. Before granting the official protection, Japan appointed an expert delegation to visit Vietnam to verify the growing area, soil, quality...

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GI of Luc Ngan lychee (Bac Giang) was the first GI of Vietnam officially protected in Japan. Filed photo.

Prior to registering the protection, in order to timely bring lychee to Japan, the IPOV coordinated to the Department of Science and Technology in Bac Giang province to search for laboratories which are capable of analyzing the criteria and assessing the criteria upon Japanese requirements so as to help lychee GI to be protected in Japan in 2021 season.

He also affirmed that GI registration can be considered as the passport to Japanese market in particular and the world in general. GI granting helps affirm the prestige of Vietnamese products to Japan.

The MoST assisted Bac Giang province to register the GI protection for Luc Ngan lychee in Japan as the first ever product from Vietnam, making important mark and opening many new chances for exporting and consuming Vietnamese lychee in different markets.

To date, Vietnam has received and issued 701 enterprise codes, handled 69 documents to confirm foreign code and authorize the use of code and bar code, issued 11,797 protection certificates including 869 exclusive rights, 403 industrial design certificates, 8,320 certificates of national brand registration, 2,132 registrations of international brands.

Bac Giang: VietGap lychee cultivation area increases
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Luc Ngan lychee granted GI certificate in Japan
The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has just granted a geographical indication (GI) certificate for lychee grown in Luc Ngan district of Bac Giang province, according to the provincial Department of Science and Technology.
 
Bac Giang’s 2021 lychee production: ensuring quality, managing code-granted growing areas
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Bac Giang produces nearly 140 hectares of lychee for export to Japan
(BGO) - After successfully exporting lychee to Japan in 2020, this year, Bac Giang province will focus on producing nearly 140 hectares of lychee for this market, an increase of nearly 40 hectares, mainly in Luc Ngan and Tan Yen district. It strives to reach an output of 1,300 tonnes of lychee in 2021.
 
Bac Giang lychee - typical Vietnamese agricultural product
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Source: VNA

Geographical indication registration, affirms prestige, Luc Ngan lychee, Bac Giang province, protection of geographical indication, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnamese products
 
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