China recognizes Tequila
As a result of ongoing work between the Mexican and Chinese PTOs, the world famous Mexican beverage known as “Tequila” has been recognized as a Denomination of Origin (D.O.) origin China.
In May 2013, legal representatives of the Tequila Regulatory Board (Consejo Regulador del Tequila – also known as “CRT”) in Asia requested the protection provided by D.O. status for Tequila before the authorities of AQSIQ. AQSIQ is a administrative department of the People’s Republic of China in charge of administrative law-enforcement.
More than one year of hard work by staff of several Mexican government entities helped AQSIQ to recognize and protect Tequila as a D.O. China join , 47 other countries in considering Tequila a D.O.