Last updated
December 14, 2011
Terms of use
Open use. Must provide the source. Use for commercial purposes requires permission of the data owner.

Description

The register of designations of origin (PDO) and geographical indications (PGI) allows the region names and traditional designations of agricultural products to be protected (with the exception of wine), where the quality and the main characteristics of the products are determined by their geographical origin. If a name is protected, it can only be used by producers in the specified geographical region, who must comply with a detailed requirements specification. The purpose of protecting certain designations of agricultural products is to prevent consumers from being exposed to fraud and, in the interests of farmers, to stop unfair competition relating to the use of the designations. The rules in this area allow for the mutual recognition of quality products by Switzerland and the European Union. There are four categories: cheese, meat products, products of plant origin and spirits. The register of designations of origin currently contains around 30 different products and new ones are frequently being added.

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Additional information

Identifier
d8a34a75-b1c3-4387-8b03-63dd150f529b@bundesamt-fur-landwirtschaft-blw
Issued date
December 14, 2011
Modified date
December 14, 2011
Publishers
Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft
Contact points
info@blw.admin.ch
Languages
Language independent
Further information
Link zum Fachportal
Landing page
https://www.blw.admin.ch/blw/de/home/instrumente/kennzeichnung/ursprungsbezeichungen-und-geografische-angaben.html
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