Food Law News - EU - 1996
5 July 1996: ORIGIN MARKING - Proposed Amendment to EC Regulation 2081/92 - Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin
Scottish Office Letter, 5 July 1996
Proposed Amendment to EC Regulation (2081/92) - Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin
Following the adoption by the Commission of a list of protected names under Regulation 2081/92 on the 12 June, the Commission has also published a related proposal to amend Regulation 2081/92. The Regulation contains a provision allowing for a 5 year transitional period during which foods using a protected name can continue to use the name even though not meeting the requirements of the protected name. However the period specified in the original Regulation was to run from the date of publication of the Regulation (24 July 1992). This only leaves about 12 months from the time of registration. The amendment would alter Regulation 2081/92 so as to make the transitional period run from the time of registration of a name.
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