Pakistan, which has always struggled over the Kashmir dispute, is now planning to fight over basmati rice with India. The Government of Pakistan has agreed to contest India’s use in the European Union of a special geographical indicator, i.e. a GI tag for basmati.
The decision was taken at a meeting on trade relations chaired on 5 October by Razak Dawood, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advisor. The meeting was attended by delegates and legal experts from the Pakistan Rice Exporters Association, i.e. REAP, President of the Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan’s Commerce Minister, i.e. Pakistan IPO.
Representatives of the REAP assumed at the meeting that Pakistan’s biggest producer of basmati rice and India’s application for basmati were wrong. India states, at the same time, that Basmati rice is a commodity of Indian heritage. This speech was released on 11 September in the official European Union journal.
In March of this year, Pakistan enacted the Registration and Security Act on Geographical Indicators, which grants it the freedom to challenge the Indian application for registration of special rights relating to basmati rice.
Geographical Indication Scientific Geographical Indications These tags are granted to agricultural products that are manufactured in a position of specific quality and characteristics. With GI Tag a special identification is granted to special products of a location.
Over 300 items, including Banarasi Sarees, Chanderi Sarees, Kanjeevaram Sarees, Darjeeling Teas, Malihabad Mango, Mahabaleshwar Strawberries, Jaipur’s Blue Pottery, Nagpur’s Orange, Kashmir’s Pashmina, have received GI tags from India.
The price and value of that thing rise in the foreign market after acquiring the GI tag, it rises both the export of that item and the tourism of that area.
Before each commodity is given a GI tag, its cost, cost, and yields are carefully checked and it is determined that the nation or state has the best and original yield of that particular item.