GI Regulations

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This web page is dedicated to the basic instruments that help to the better understanding of Designation of Origin and Geographical Indications system’s supporting professional training activities organized by Qualivita Foundation on behalf of three Norwegian governmental organizations: Innovation Norway Nordland, Innovation Norway Milano, Norwegian Seafood Council, in the context of FRAM Programme.

There are three sections that make possible a gradual and detailed cognitive path of the GI system by legislative perspective.

ANALYSIS INSTRUMENTS

PART 1 –  EUROPEAN REGULATIONS: 1992 to date
Available for download (in Italian language) the European regulations that have played a major role on the GIs’ birth and the current regulation of the sector.

THE EARLIER REGULATIONS:

REGULATION (EC) OF 20 MARCH 2006 UPDATES:

THE 2010’S “QUALITY SCHEME”

CURRENT REGULATION:

PART 2 – EU & ITALY OPEN DATABASE
All links to the major European and national food and wine PDOs & PGIs databases.

EUROPEAN UNION

  • QUALITY POLICY INTRODUCTION: EU Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development webpage. Topic contents about regulations, studies and researches available in English language.
  • DOOR: PDO, PGI and TSG agricultural products and foodstuffs database.
  • E-BACCHUS: Wine GIs’ database.
  • EUR-Lex: Eu’s website providing free access, in the 24 official EU languages, to the authentic Official Journal of the European Union where the publication of GI regulations can be found. It also provides EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.) and preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.) consulting.

ITALY – MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

  • PDO & PGI: agricultural products and foodstuffs: PDOs & PGIs and certified supply chains’ webpage.
  • CONTROL SYSTEMS: an overview of the bodies responsible of the verification action, controls and sanctions necessary to avoid and fight counterfeit phenomena.

ITALIAN STAKEHOLDERS

  • CONSORTIA LIST: Ministry of Agriculure’s website displays the whole list of PDO and PGI products’ Consortia.
  • AICIG: Italian GI Consortia Association website.
  • FEDERDOC: the official website of the Italian National Confederation of Wine PDOs and PGIs Consortia

PART 3 – QUALIVITA OPEN DATABASE
Qualivita PDO, PGI and TSG Database is the first providing a complete overview on the certified quality agricultural products and foodstuffs.

LINK TO QUALIVITA DATABASE