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Mizo chilli will get recognition of geographical indication (GI) under international protection law

Aizawl, 29 Jan (zoramnews.com): Mizo chilli will get recognition of geographical indication (GI) tag by March this year which is very important recognition of products that originates from the area under the International Intellectual Property Law. The tag will serve as incontrovertible proof of the items’ native origin. Items with the tag cannot be produced elsewhere.

GI tag is a certification which indicates the distinctiveness of a product’s origin at a particular geographical location and guarantees its quality. In India, the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999, came into force on 15 September, 2003.

The other items which will get the tag are Naga tree tomato, Arunachal orange, Sikkim large cardamom, Assam Karbi Anglong ginger, Tripura queen pineapple, Tezpur litchi, Khasi mandarin, Kachai lemon and Memong narang.The GI applications for these items were filed by the Guwahati-based North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited.
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