Geographical indications (GIs) are an important value-creation tool for agricultural foodstuffs. Identifying a product with a geographical origin opens up potentially significant opportunities for producers. Recognition of a GI generates added value and can create useful synergies with the geographical area with which the product is identified.
This guide is intended as a working tool. It is designed to help the authorities and applicants to prepare the necessary documentation to set up a GI for an olive oil or table olives that provides consumers with assurances that the product associated with the GI comes from its stated geographical origin.
The advice provided is only for guidance; it does not have legal effect or carry legal weight.