This sign means that agricultural products and foodstuffs with a designation of origin are closely linked to the area, the name of which they bear. In order for agricultural products and foodstuffs to be labelled as designations of origin, they must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Production and processing must take place in the defined geographical area, the name of which the product bears.
  • The characteristics of such an agricultural product or foodstuff are significantly influenced by the geographical environment, which includes natural and human factors such as climate, soil quality, local knowledge, and experience.