The Brussels Effect in Action: Do the EU's Standards Travel Abroad? : A Study on Control Systems for Geographical Indications in the EU and Thailand

Verena Preusse, Kai Purnhagen, Lisbeth Dries
This article examines to what extent EU law influences standards for geographical indications (GI) control beyond the EU's regulatory borders. In light of the concept of the "Brussels Effect" and taking a socio-legal comparative methodological approach, it analyzes and compares how the EU and Thailand regulate and implement GI controls in practice. The analysis of the practical implementation of GI controls is based on one case study from the EU (Germany) and two case studies from Thailand.
more » ... from Thailand. Ultimately, this article discusses to what extent EU GI regulations shape the regulation and practical implementation of GI controls in Thailand. The findings indicate that Thai producers whose products are registered as GIs in the EU adopt the EU's more stringent standards for control, while fundamental differences between the EU and Thailand prevail on the regulatory level.
doi:10.15495/epub_ubt_00005177 fatcat:ghhd2nt2afaphcznogf7qik5ue