Tuesday, January 5, 2021
EU’s Standards Travel Abroad? A Study on Control Systems for Geographical Indications in the EU and Thailand
Verena Preusse (University of Goettingen), Kai P. Purnhagen (University of Bayreuth), Liesbeth Dries (KU Leuven), EU’s Standards Travel Abroad? A Study on Control Systems for Geographical Indications in the EU and Thailand, Bayreuth Working Paper Series Food L. (2020):
This article examines to what extent EU law influences standards for geographical indications (GI) control beyond the EU’s regulatory borders. In light of the concept of the “Brussels Effect” and taking a socio-legal comparative methodological approach, it analyzes and compares how the EU and in Thailand regulated and implement in GI controls in practice. The analysis of the practical implementation of GI controls is based on one case study from the EU (Germany) and two case studies from Thailand. Ultimately, this article discusses to what extent EU GI regulations shape the regulation and practical implementation of GI controls in Thailand. The findings indicate that Thai producers whose products are registered as GIs in the EU adopt the EU’s more stringent standards for control, while fundamental differences between the EU and Thailand prevail on the regulatory level.