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India’s Basmati GI claim challenged by Pakistani exporters in EU

Pakistani rice exporters have formally challenged India’s claim on Geographical Indicator (GI) of Basmati rice in the European Union in a bid to prevent financial loss worth billions of rupees to the exchequer and local farming community.

The Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) formally filed a Notice of Opposition on Monday (Dec 7) in the EU against Indian claim on the GI of Basmati acting on behalf of rice exporters and farmers of Pakistan who are at the risk of losing income worth a billion-dollars.

The government will officially file a same notice on Wednesday (today) as Thursday (Dec 10) is the last date for opposing Indian claims under the EU laws.

Commerce Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood too the matter to Twitter as well


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