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Protection of agricultural products

On 26 July  2016 entered into force the amendment of the Act on registration and protection of the names and designations for agricultural products and foodstuffs and for traditional products and some other acts.

The amendment introduces changes resulting from the entry into force of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No 1151/2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs. Regulation is to improve the functioning and improve the system of protection and registration of geographical indications for agricultural products and foodstuffs. Enhanced control and surveillance was proper application of the names registered as protected designations of origin, protected geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed. Specify also the acts for which will be imposed penalty m.in. for certification bodies.

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