LATVIA: EU Geographical indications and traditional specialities

The following EU schemes encourage diverse agricultural production, protect product names from misuse and imitation and help consumers by giving them information concerning the specific character of the products:

  • PDO (protected designation of origin)
  • PGI (protected geographical indication)
  • TSG (traditional speciality guaranteed)

promote and protect names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs.

Protected Designation of Origin
Protected Designation of Origin - PDO:  covers agricultural products and foodstuffs which are produced, processed and prepared in a given geographical area using recognised know-how.

Protected Geographical Indication
Protected Geographical Indication - PGI: covers agricultural products and foodstuffs closely linked to the geographical area. At least one of the stages of production, processing or preparation takes place in the area.

Traditional Speciality Guaranteed
Traditional Speciality Guaranteed - TSG:  highlights traditional character, either in the composition or means of production