About this initiative


This evaluation will assess how effective, efficient, relevant and consistent quality schemes are for certain food and agricultural products.

These schemes are:

  • geographical indications – which enable consumers to trust that products have been made in a specific country or region
  • traditional specialities guaranteed – which guarantee that products have been made using traditional methods.
Agriculture and rural development
Type of act
Staff working document
Expert group


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
29 April 2019 - 27 May 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (15)

  • Slow Food (Italy)
    27 May 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Slow Food (Italy)

    The number of PDOs, PGIs is rising in Europe,clear sign that producers trust this safeguard system of the EU and acknowledge it as an opportunity. However, there is a growing discontent among small producers who do not feel they can benefit from these quality schemes. Slow Food believes a deeper understanding of some concepts should be included in these certifications, originally imagined as tools to protect and sustain specialty regional...

  • Euro Coop (Belgium)
    27 May 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Euro Coop (Belgium)

    Euro Coop is the voice of the co-operative retailers in Europe. Our association brings together the national associations of consumer co-operatives in 20 European countries. Euro Coop’s members together are Europe’s second strongest retail force – accounting for € 76 billion in annual turnover from sales. Euro Coop appreciates that EU countries’ food production offers an exceptional level and unique variety of food specialties; because of this...

  • Federação Agrícola dos Açores (Portugal)
    25 May 2019 Business association
    Federação Agrícola dos Açores (Portugal)

    Como reconhece a União Europeia, «a qualidade e a diversidade da produção agrícola, das pescas e da aquicultura da União são um dos seus importantes pontos fortes, conferindo uma vantagem concorrencial aos produtores da União e dando um contributo de relevo para o património cultural e gastronómico vivo da União. Tal deve-se às competências e à determinação dos agricultores e produtores da União, que souberam preservar as tradições e...

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Feedback: upcoming
Planned for
Third quarter 2020

Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
Fourth quarter 2020

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