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Geographical indications – Luxembourg

A geographical indication is a distinctive sign used to identify a product as originating in the territory of a particular country, region or locality where its quality, reputation or other characteristic is linked to its geographical origin.

In alignment with the relevant EU policy, Luxembourg protects the geographical indication for agricultural goods. The "Marque nationale" is an official quality mark in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This label, awarded under the control of the State, for agricultural, horticultural and vine products, is the guarantee of a higher quality of a Luxembourg product. There are currently eight types of products "Marque nationale":

There is currently no national protection for non-agricultural goods.

Implementing Grand Ducal regulations are defining the conditions of production, processing, and marketing, ensuring inter alia respect for the environment and/or animal welfare. The implementing regulations can be found linked to the mentioned law for the following goods: butter, spirit, honey, pigmeat, ham, wine, sparkling wine and cremant.

Competent Authorities:

Institut Viti-Vinicole (IVV)

8 rue Nic Kieffer

L-5551 Remich

Tel.: (+352) 236121

Fax.: (+352) 23612612

Administration des Services techniques de l'Agriculture (ASTA)

16 route d'Esch

L-1470 Luxembourg

Tel.: (+352) 4571721

Fax.: (+352) 457172341

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