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Geographical Indications Give Important Trade Advantages

Last Year Benin applied for and was granted, its first “geographical indication” (gi) for the spiky-haired sugarloaf pineapple. GIs are a legal label that marks out products that come from a particular region. Benin’s move signals a wider trend. Other places have long sought special status for their fanciest foodstuffs. France and Italy have 6,000…

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