Geographical indication product fair at Central Plaza Chaeng Wattana

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BANGKOK – The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) is hosting a geographical indication (GI) product fair, in an attempt to provide more sales channels for GI goods. 

More than 60 stores were selling GI products at the event held at Central Plaza Chaengwattana. The fair is taking place from now until March 23.

DIT Deputy Director-General Suphat Saquandeekul revealed that there are currently 74 GI products that have been registered with the department. Of this figure, 63 products are made in Thailand, while the remaining 11 products are from overseas.

The DIT is determined to add more GI products from another eight provinces. These products include salted eggs and clay powder from Lopburi province and corns produced in Ayutthaya province, to name a few.

Mr. Suphat expressed confidence the DIT will have registered GI products in all 77 provinces of Thailand by the end of next year. Four Thai GI products that have been registered in the European Union (EU), including Thung Kula Ronghai jasmine rice, Sang Yod rice, Doitung coffee beans, and Doi Chang coffee beans.