South Africa's Rooibos gains protection under EU deal

In June this year, Western Cape Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde has welcomed the signing of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and six Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, namely South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland. For South Africa, the EPA extends the existing market access to new products such as fruit and wine while protecting the Geographical Indicator status of, among others, Rooibos, Honeybush and Karoo Lamb. This is how the media reported on the announcement of the EPA
signed in Botswana: