COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1151/2012 21.11.12 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs
REGULATION ON INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF PROTECTED DESTINATION OF ORIGIN (PDO) AND PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (PGI) PRODUCTS
JOINT MINISTERIAL DECISION 261611/22.03.2007 on the Determination of supplementary measures for the implementation of COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs and the COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1898/2006 of 14 December 2006 laying down detailed rules of implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs.
What is PDO & PGI?
The exceptional properties and quality of some products derive from their place of origin as well as the way of their production. European Union has established the logos PDO Protected Destination of Origin and PGI Protected Geographical Indication.
The identification of agricultural products and foods as PDO and PGI on the one hand enables producers, in particular those of disadvantageous and remote areas, to promote products presenting special characteristics more easily, improving in this way their income with better prices in the market and on the other enables consumers to buy high quality products with warranties for their production, processing and geographical origin.
The certification of PDO and PGI products by AGROCERT enables the use of acknowledged special markings, which warranty full compliance with Community and National Legislation requirements .