In 2016, Under Regulation 1144/2014/EU on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries, 199 simple programs (amounting to 307 million EUR out of 93 million EUR available) and 27 multi-programs (amounting to 116 million EUR out of 14,3 million available) were submitted to the Consumes, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea)
In 2016, oriGIn encouraged its members to prepare joint proposals targeting third countries markets, and will continue to do so in 2017.
On 2-9 November, Commissioner Hogan will be visiting Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. Senior level representatives of producer organizations and individual companies from key sectors in the EU trade with such countries are welcome to join the EU delegation for promotion activities such as seminars, business-to-business meetings and media events. Participants shall cover their travel and accommodation expenses.
The mission will start in Hanoi (2-3 November), followed by Ho Chi Minh City (4-5 November), Singapore (6-7 November) and Jakarta (8-9 November). An important element of the visit to Indonesia will be the inauguration of the “SIAL Interfood 2016 fair”, including the official opening of the EU pavilion on 9 November. Participants can choose which part(s) of the trip they wish to attend.
Interested organisations/companies are invited to complete the online application form by 16 August 2016 - More information is available below:
On 28 June, a conference on "A possible extension of GIs to non-agricultural products: time for an EU legislation" was organised at the EU Parliament.
The representatives of two oriGIn members – Mr. Pulido, Vice-president of oriGIn for Europe and President of the Association “Piel de Ubrique”, and Ms. Lorna Macaulay, Executive Secretary of the Harris Tweed Authority – delivered presentations in favour of a EU harmonized legislative framework on non-agricultural GIs
The EU Commission said that, before embarking on a legislative proposal, it will prepare an Inception Impact Assessment on the extension of GIs to non-agricultural products. To facilitate this, a workshop will be organized in Brussels on 12 October within the “European Week of Regions and Cities 2016” (See oriGIn Alert 26 May).