Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan and National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam signed cooperation memorandum of understanding relating to Geographical Indications protection system (GI) on June 2, 2017.
Under the memorandum, Japan and Vietnam will cooperate with each other in terms of following things.
(1) Promotion of GI in both countries
(2) Exchange of information on GI
(3) Spread enlightenment of GI
(4) Set up official level meeting
In Japan, 35 products have been registered so far. On the other hand, 55 products has been registered in Vietnam.