To obtain the Protected Geographic Origin, or IGP certification even products which represent the best of Italy’s authentic excellence must comply with a set of very important rules. Take a specialty such as Panforte di Siena, a traditional Italian dessert from the area of Siena containing fruits and nuts, which sought recognition in Europe through the IGP.
The petition for the protected geographic certification of this Panforte was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on August 2nd. However, the timeline allows potential opponents to the product’s registration up to six months to voice their opinions. As a result, this specialty will only be able to receive the IGP label after this period of time expires.
This is also a good occasion to mention the different elements which are essential to each submitted IGP request, including the geographic boundaries for the product’s creation, as well as the style of the communication itself. The procedure for the entire process can be observed in the document which can be downloaded directly from the EuroParlamento24 website.