The regulations concerning and protecting the Basilico Genovese D.O.P. are issued in a pyramidal way from the European Union to the Consorzio di Tutela, passing through the Italian State.
Each institution regulates its own competence, transposing the regulations of the upper level.
THE EUROPEAN UNION
The European Union sets precise rules for the protection of PDO and PGI products, providing regulatory regimes for the quality, in order to protect the good faith of the consumers and providing concrete instruments for the producers to identify and promote products with specific characteristics in a better way, and also to protect them from unfair practices.
Regulation (EU) No. 1151/2012 duly describes the meaning of the PDO and PGI acronyms stating that: the PDO mark (Protected Designation of Origin) identifies a product originating from a place, a region or a country, whose quality and characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to a particular
geographical environment and its intrinsic natural and human factors, and whose production phases take place in a defined geographical area.
It performs function of coordination and support for the certified products and deals with the identification and the
verification of the requirements of Consorzio di Tutela.
PDO-PGI portal of MIPAAF
The Ispettorato centrale della tutela della qualità e della repression frodi dei prodotti agroalimentari (ICQRF) supervises the quality productions and it is responsible for preventing and repressing frauds in the market of agri-food products and agricoltural technical equipment and goes against irregular trade practices.
D.M October 12th 2000
Establishes the criteria for the collaboration between the Consorzio di Tutela recognised by the Ministry and
the ICQRF (Ispettorato centrale della tutela della qualità e della repressione frodi dei prodotti agroalimentari)
Sviluppa programmi di sostegno e promozione delle produzioni certificate regionali
CONSORZIO DI TUTELA OF THE BASILICO GENOVESE D.O.P.
It is responsible for the procedural guideline of the Basilico Genovese D.O.P.
that lays down the rules of origin, cultivation, packaging and labeling of the Basilico Genovese D.O.P.
The Consortium monitors the defence of the certified product from fraud and misleading messages in accordance with the “Ispettorato centrale della tutela della qualità e della repressione frodi dei prodotti agroalimentari”
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF LIGURIA
The Chamber of Commerce of Genoa and theChambers of Commerce of the Riviera Ligure are the inspection bodies authorised by the Ministry of Agricoltural, Food and Forestry Policies for controls about the Basilico Genovese D.O.P. with the Unioncamere Liguria coordination.
The Control Plan filled by the Ligurian Chambers of Commerce at the Ministry guarantees the origin and (at the same time) the quality of the “basilico genovese”.
OTHER INSTITUTIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIGURIAN CERTIFIED PRODUCTS