Uvs Chatsargana registered in the EU as first protected Geographical Indication from Mongolia

2022-01-24 13:59:51

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. ‘Uvs Chatsargana’, seabuckthorn berries from Uvs aimag, has been registered in the EU as the first Protected Geographical Indication from Mongolia. The registration procedure was first begun in 2016 with the support of the Intellectual Property Office of Mongolia, the Uvs Sea buckthorn and the Embassy of France. From 2019, the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI), SEQUA project team of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Uvs Sea buckthorn producers' association continued their cooperation in creating a value-added chain for sea buckthorn growers, which has reached this result.  

The Uvs Chatsargana's registration as Geographical Indication (GI) in the European Union will help it be protected in the EU member states from imitation and usurpation. Moreover, it has the advantage of increasing the income of local seabuckthorn growers and producers, supporting sustainable business, preserving the unique taste and quality due to the environment and climate, creating a new tourism product, and ensuring customers’ use of quality and standard products. For this activity, the MNCCI provided support to the private sector in conducting laboratory analysis of Uvs seabuckthorn and editing documents.

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