Pakistan To Oppose India In European Union Over GI Tag For Basmati Rice
Pakistan has decided to oppose India's claim of Geographical Indication (GI ) tag to Basmati rice in the European Union. Pakistan claims that since it is a major grower of Basmati rice, India's appeal to secure GI tag is "unjustified". The GI tag will give India sole ownership of Basmati rice, which may cause decline in Pakistan's export. Reportedly, a Pakistani legal team is planning to file formal opposition sooner.