Session 3.2: Geographical Indications control systems


This session will cover the basic elements needed to develop a GI control system for OLPs including the objectives of the control system, the content of the control plan and its links with the GI specifications, what producers must consider when choosing a control body and critical aspects of GI checkpoints.

Session learning objectives

​This session has as its key objectives:

  •   To provide the learner with a better understanding of the mechanisms of GI controls, including the certification process
  •   To discuss the traceability requirements of an OLP GI system
  •   To discuss the key elements of a control plan

Session learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  •   Explain the link between the GI specifications and the control plan
  •   Identify checkpoints to be included in the GI control plan
  •   Articulate the importance of implementing a GI control system for branding and marketing of an OLP
  •   Identify control body/ies which can implement their control plan for the purpose of verifying compliance with the GI specifications