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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce has authorized the registration of 10 Pakistani merchandise in Geographical Indication (GI).

In keeping with sources, mango varieties for registration with GI embody Chonsa and Sundri, Kino, Hunza Ruby, Swat Emerald, Kashmiri Tourmaline, Skardu Topaz and Aquamarine, Periodot Stone and Valley Periodot.

After registration with GI, Pakistani merchandise will have the ability to be supplied for commerce within the world market, which can assist promote nationwide and worldwide commerce. Made in Pakistan merchandise can be strengthened within the worldwide market.

Below the GI Act, Hunza’s Apricot, Charsadda’s (Peshawari) Chappal, Multani Halwa, Hala’s Ajrak, Kasuri Methi, Dir Knives, Swat’s Wild Mushrooms, Blue Ravi Buffalo, Chaman’s Grapes, Dera Ismail Khan’s Palm, Turbat and Khairpur and Pashmina shawls can be protected.

The registration interval of any approved person of GI can be 10 years from the date of submission of utility for registration. This privilege of utilizing GI can be prolonged for an additional 10 years. GI is an mental property proper that’s assigned to an individual for a particular time frame.

WTO member states are required to guard GIs below Articles 22-24 of the Settlement on Commerce-Associated Property Rights.

As well as, Pakistan is near reaching vital success within the world salt commerce because the native mountain salt ‘Khyura’ is about to be registered with the worldwide commerce our bodies.

After this transfer, Indian merchants won’t be able to promote Pakistani mountain salt Khyora as “Himalayan Punk Salt”. The PMDC has finalized all of the authorized necessities for registration with the GI, managed and managed by the Mental Property Group of Pakistan (IPO Pakistan).

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