The ECCP took part in the 29 November 2017 Department of Agriculture (DA) meeting with EU commercial counsellors and industry representatives for a technical briefing on cooperation. In this meeting, the office of Asec. Enrico Garzon Jr. reported updates and attended to the industry representatives and counsellors' inquiries on the status of meat accreditation application of and ban on imports from several EU member states, and imports and exports shipment and labelling, among others.
On the other hand, the EU presented updates on GSP+ and covered items on Geographical Indications (GIs). With this, the DA expressed its recognition of the importance of benefits of, and conveyed its interest and commitment to cooperating with relevant agencies and offices and supporting initiatives on GIs.