Switzerland Helps Serbia Improve System of Protection of Geographical Indications

Mar 30 2010 - 11:23

On February 22, 2010, the Serbian and Swiss officials signed a Memorandum of understanding with an aim to improve the Serbian system of protection of geographical indications through the Project of technical assistance to Serbia, which the Swiss government financed with USD 740,000 (EUR 538,000).

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration and Minister of Science and Technological Development Bozidar Djelic underlined that this project will help Serbia’s European integration and promote it as a country that produces not only raw materials but also finished products.

State Secretary of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs Michael Ambuhl explained that the cooperation will not only help place Serbian traditional specialties on the European market, but also contribute to Serbia’s quicker accession into the World Trade Organization.

The implementation of the project will last for three years.

For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic in our Balkan Regional Office.

Source: Serbian IPO

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