Received: 07 Oct 2019
Accepted: 14 Oct 2019
REGULATIONS ON DESIGNATION OF WINE WITH GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN
The purpose of this article is to identify and analyze the most relevant provisions of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/33 and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/34, both of 17 October 2018, supplementing the Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 establishing a common organization of the market in agricultural products. The methods used in this paper are the formal legal method, comparative method and text analysis method. Following the introductory considerations, a comparative analysis of the most relevant provisions of the Regulations is presented within separate sections with identified significant issues. The section on protected designations of origin and geographical indications discusses issues relating to the application for protection of designation, the procedure for lodging an appeal, modification of data, registration, the cancellation of the designation, and the use of symbols, designations and abbreviations. The section on traditional expressions highlights the provisions on the request for protection and the examination procedure, the possibility of lodging an objection, the protection of the traditional term, as well as on the modification and termination of the traditional term. In the section on wine designation and presentation, the mandatory elements, the optional elements that can be found on the products, as well as the rules for bottles of certain special shapes and corresponding special closures are addressed. The adoption of the Regulations fulfilled the European Commission\'s obligations under the Regulation No. 1308/2013 on the adoption of delegated acts and implementing acts, in order to regulate certain issues more closely, to provide conditions, technical details, forms and procedures. In the Republic of Serbia, the area of the designation of wines with the geographical origin is regulated by the Law on Wine, which was last updated in 2012 and should yet to be harmonized with the said Regulations in this area.
Keywords: EU, Republic of Serbia, wine, designation, Regulation, region