VN has 38 geographical indications

15:43 | 10/09/2014

VGP – With 38 protected geographical indications, Viet Nam currently ranks second in ASEAN after Thailand, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).

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The news was announced by the MoST at the ongoing International Geographical Indications (GIs) Exhibition 2014, which was launched in Ha Noi on September 9.

Vietnamese specialties are showcased at the exhibition including Phu Quoc fish sauce, Phuc Trach grapefruits, and Tan Cuong tea.

Other regional products are also on display such as Myanmar algae, Lao coffee, Cambodian pepper and Malaysian silk.  

So far, over 10,000 products are considered GIs, with an estimated annual trade value of US$ 50 billion. In ASEAN, over 120 GIs are protected./.

By Khanh Phuong