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Decree Law No. 97/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 223/2020, Series I of 2020-11-16
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 97/2020
  • Pages: 9 - 26

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the status of the designations of origin and geographical indication of the Douro Demarcated Region.

What is going to change?

The exception allowing for bottling outside the Douro Demarcated Region and the warehouse in Vila Nova de Gaia, if the entities were in an area of immediate proximity, is repealed.

In the case of the denomination of origin "Douro", bottling outside the respective geographical areas is authorised provided that the entities in question were already bottling outside those areas on 26 November 2003.

Storage facilities

Deposits, in terms of their capacity, must meet the requirements laid down as part of metrological control in storage facilities.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law guarantees the defence and protection of the prestige and quality of the designations of origin in question.

Effective and permanent control is ensured, allowing strict certification.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 17 November 2020.

Original Version


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