Welsh laverbread awarded EU protected food status

A traditional Welsh dish has been successful in applying for protected food status. Welsh laverbread has been awarded special designation under European law, meaning no other producer can use its name. The dish is made from cooked nori seaweed picked from the Welsh coast. It joins the likes of Anglesey sea salt, Pembrokeshire early potatoes and Welsh lamb which have already been granted the status. The status recognises foods which are produced, processed and prepared in a specific region using recognised expertise. There are currently 80 protected names in the…

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Explained: Most favoured Nation status

What is Most Favoured Nation status? According to the MFN principle of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) — to which India is a signatory/contracting party — each of the WTO member countries should “treat all the other members equally as ‘most-favoured’ trading partners.” The WTO says, “Grant someone a special favour (such as a lower customs duty rate) and you have to do the same for all other WTO members.” Hence, though MFN sounds like special treatment, in effect it means non-discrimination. Have Pakistan and India…

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