At the beginning of November, the European Union signed a trade agreement with China that involves the recognition of 100 indications and community names. The agricultural food sector welcomed the agreement because a greater opening of the Chinese market could compensate for the growing obstacles there are in the US market after it imposed new tariffs on various Spanish products.
However, every agreement between the two parties has its concessions and fine print. In order for China to give its protection to a hundred agricultural food products, the EU must do the same with the same number of food products from the Asian country.
Among the 100 Chinese products that will have European recognition, on an equal footing with their community counterparts, are seven brands of mushrooms and two brands of garlic.