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Kampot pepper, Kampong Speu palm sugar to receive geographical indication status
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2009-06-18 16:03:25 UTC
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Two local products to get legal branding 'soon', official says
Written by ROS DINA
Thursday, 18 June 2009

Kampot pepper, Kampong Speu palm sugar to receive geographical
indication status

KAMPOT pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar will receive geographical
indication (GI) protection soon, according to Ministry of Commerce
officials.

"The registration process will not be delayed any more," said Mao
Thora, secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce.

Geographical indication status would guarantee that the products come
from specific regions, meaning that if something is listed as Kammust
have been grown in Kampot province, whereas other similar products
would not legally be able to use the name.

Sok Sarang, head of the Mission GI Project of the Cambodian Centre for
Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), said the listing of
these two products will likely happen in July or August, and that all
the relevant documents are ready for Ministry of Commerce approval.


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We can prevent our brand names from being used fraudulently.
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Mao Thora said that the listing of GI products by the Ministry of
Commerce will help protect Cambodian products on the international
market and increase overseas consumer knowledge of them.

But, he said, Ministry of Commerce approval is just the first step,
and European Union recognition will follow.

"We will have our products listed in the EU in the future so that the
world knows our products, and we can prevent our brand names from
being used fraudulently," he said.

The listing of Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar has taken
about two years to complete, but three other Cambodian products -
Kampot durian, Siem Reap prahok (fish paste) and Mondulkiri honey have
been targeted for the next stage of GI protection.

NGO officials say that the next set of products could receive GI
protection more quickly than either Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu
palm sugar, because the groundwork has already been laid.

Jean Marie Brun, GI project manager from the Group For Research and
Technology Exchange, said that the Kampot durian project is under way,
and that the UN Development Programme has pledged to help get Siem
Reap prahok GI protection.

Though little work has been done with Mondulkiri honey so far, Brun
said that it will be less complicated because producers are already
working with an NGO that will make documentation relatively
straightforward.
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Two local products to get legal branding 'soon', official says
Written by ROS DINA
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Kampot pepper, Kampong Speu palm sugar to receive geographical
indication status
KAMPOT pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar will receive geographical
indication (GI) protection soon, according to Ministry of Commerce
officials.
"The registration process will not be delayed any more," said Mao
Thora, secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce.
Geographical indication status would guarantee that the products come
from specific regions, meaning that if something is listed as Kammust
have been grown in Kampot province, whereas other similar products
would not legally be able to use the name.
Sok Sarang, head of the Mission GI Project of the Cambodian Centre for
Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), said the listing of
these two products will likely happen in July or August, and that all
the relevant documents are ready for Ministry of Commerce approval.
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We can prevent our brand names from being used fraudulently.
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Mao Thora said that the listing of GI products by the Ministry of
Commerce will help protect Cambodian products on the international
market and increase overseas consumer knowledge of them.
But, he said, Ministry of Commerce approval is just the first step,
and European Union recognition will follow.
"We will have our products listed in the EU in the future so that the
world knows our products, and we can prevent our brand names from
being used fraudulently," he said.
The listing of Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar has taken
about two years to complete, but three other Cambodian products -
Kampot durian, Siem Reap prahok (fish paste) and Mondulkiri honey have
been targeted for the next stage of GI protection.
NGO officials say that the next set of products could receive GI
protection more quickly than either Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu
palm sugar, because the groundwork has already been laid.
Jean Marie Brun, GI project manager from the Group For Research and
Technology Exchange, said that the Kampot durian project is under way,
and that the UN Development Programme has pledged to help get Siem
Reap prahok GI protection.
Though little work has been done with Mondulkiri honey so far, Brun
said that it will be less complicated because producers are already
working with an NGO that will make documentation relatively
straightforward.
Kampot pepper is more famous than sugar from Kompong Speu.
In Kampot,small farmers have benefits with Kampot pepper, in Kompong Speu there is only one company manage everything!
http://Kampot-Pepper.asia

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