Adopted by the European Council on 13 November 2012, the Regulation No 1151/2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (the so-called ‘Quality Package’) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 12 December 2012 and entered into force on 3 January 2013.
The new EU Regulation achieves a simplified regime for several quality schemes by putting them under one single legal instrument. Moreover, it creates a more robust framework for the protection and promotion of quality agricultural products including a reinforcement of the existing scheme for PDOs and PGIs.
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