This research was the first to consider the growth and productivity benefits of Geographical Indications (GIs) in the UK. It provided an evidence-base for effective policy development and governance in this area post-Brexit.
The project comprised two main elements. First, a look backwards to assess the impact of existing GIs in the UK on growth and productivity. Second, a forward look to identify strategies and processes which could be adopted in the UK to support GIs in the future.
This involved a review of international best practice and a series of regional consultations to identify possible candidate products for future GIs.