Understanding Geographical Indications

Understanding Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications (GIs) are expected to be one of the more contentious issues in forthcoming trade negotiations between the EU and Australia and New Zealand. This presentation and panel discussion provides an opportunity to understand the key issues.


Mr John Clarke
Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator for the EU–Australia Free Trade Agreement, and Director for International Relations at Directorate-General Agriculture, European Commission
Mr John Clarke is the Director for International Relations at Directorate-General Agriculture at the European Commission. He was previously Head of the European Union Delegation to the World Trade Organization and the United Nations in Geneva. He joined the European Commission in 1993 as a Trade Negotiator, and prior to that Mr Clarke was for ten years an official of the Hong Kong Government, including the Head of Cabinet of the Governor of Hong Kong.

Distinguished panel:

Prof. William Van Caenegem
Professor, Faculty of Law, Bond University

A/Prof. Hazel Moir
ANU Centre for European Studies, The Australian National University

Mr Charles McElhone
Group Manager, Trade and Industry Strategy, Dairy Australia

During 2018 ANUCES is undertaking a project to identify all available empirical material on the impacts of GIs - particularly their impact on net producer income and on rurual prosperity. This analysis will result in the identification of critical gaps in understanding and a policy-orientated research agenda.If you would like to receive information and updates on this project, please subscribe to our mailing list.

This event is hosted by the ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES), the oldest research centre in Australia focused on the study of Europe and the European Union. It is an ANU–wide platform for research and collaboration with Europe, with strong links to government and industry. ANUCES focuses the talents of hundreds of researchers, teachers and students on a single site, and proudly promotes interdisciplinary dialogue. It delivers research, education and outreach with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Date & time

Wed 07 Mar 2018, 4.30–6pm


The Nye Hughes Room ANU Centre for European Studies The Australian National University Building #67C, 1 Liversidge Street Acton ACT 2601


Mr John Clarke, European Commission
Prof. William Van Caenegem, Bond University
A/Prof. Hazel Moir, The Australian National University
Mr Charles McElhone, Dairy Australia


ANU Centre for European Studies
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