The European Union will quickly acknowledge the well-known Gemlik olive from the nation’s northwestern Bursa province, Türkiye’s Trade and Know-how Minister Mustafa Varank mentioned Monday.
“The registration process of the Gemlik olive within the European Fee’s official journal might be accomplished on Might 28 and can then be a formally acknowledged product within the EU,” the minister mentioned.
Türkiye is likely one of the richest international locations on this planet with its big selection of native merchandise, Varank famous, saying: “We try to register every of our merchandise, each within the EU and in worldwide organizations, and to have them registered as Türkiye’s property and product.”
“In late January, we began mobilizing worldwide geographical areas to successfully promote the native and regional values of Türkiye on the worldwide stage, amongst which 14 items might be registered within the EU as soon as all relevant procedures have been accomplished,” Varank mentioned.
He added that the EU Fee continues to be reviewing 41 functions and the corporate plans to initially register 100 Turkish merchandise with sturdy international market potential.
Whereas visiting the Gemlik olive market as a part of his applications in Bursa, Varank met with native tradespeople and supplied data on the geographical research carried out within the EU about these olives.
He famous they’re planning to implement new initiatives reminiscent of shifting the Gemlik Olive Market to a bigger, busier location for the tradespeople to hold out their enterprise in a more healthy method.
“Gemlik is a well-known olive not solely in Türkiye but in addition on this planet. That is why we wish to shield the olive, assist each our producers and our artisans within the enterprise, and produce this product to the world,” Varank mentioned.
He additionally recalled that the geographical indication of the world-famous Gemlik olive in Türkiye was accomplished by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Workplace underneath the Ministry of Trade and Know-how.
“As well as, we now have functions to proceed the geographical registration of Bursa’s totally different merchandise on this planet. We’re ready for his or her outcomes. Within the coming interval, we will even obtain the registrations of Bursa’s peach, black fig and chestnut in Europe,” Varank defined.
Moreover the Gemlik olive, the processes for the Suruc pomegranate and Caglayancerit walnut are anticipated to be accomplished in June.
Varank confused that 11 Turkish provinces affected by the twin-earthquake catastrophe on Feb. 6 have nice potential by way of geographical indications, saying they’ll use geographical indications as a device for the re-development of those cities.
Emphasizing the significance of promotional actions for geographical indications to obtain the eye and worth they deserve on the worldwide stage, he famous: “We’ll exhibit the geographical indications of 11 cities affected by the earthquake in the course of the Normal Meeting Conferences of the World Mental Property Group in Geneva, Switzerland on July 10-14.”
“We anticipate the participation of many high-level representatives from over 190 international locations. We proceed our exhibition preparations in cooperation with our everlasting consultant to the World Commerce Group,” the minister added.
Türkiye at present has 9 registered geographical indications within the EU: the baklava of southeastern Gaziantep province, the chestnut and fig of western Aydin, the apricot of japanese Malatya province, the olive oil of Milas in western Mugla province, the white nectarine of western Canakkale’s Bayramic, the garlic of the Taskopru district of northern Kastamonu province, the plump hazelnut of Black Sea province of Giresun and the dessert kunefe of southern Hatay province.