What is GI Tag?

What is GI Tag?  



I have heard of it, but don't understand what exactly it is.

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Geographical indication (GI) refers to any indication that identifies the goods as originating from a particular place, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the goods is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.

Some of its advantages are -

This gives legal protection to the products and prevents unauthorised use of a GI by others

It promotes economic prosperity of producers of goods by enhancing demand in national and international markets

GI registration is essential to get protection in other countries.

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