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General Declaration on the Protection of the Appellation of Origin 'Cacao Grijalva' (published in the Official Federal of August 29, 2016)

Year of Version:2016
Date of Entry into Force:August 30, 2016
Date of Text (Issued):August 29, 2016
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Geographical Indications
Notes:
The notification by Mexico to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Declaration provides for protection of the appellation of origin 'Cacao Grijalva', covering green or roasted/ground cacao of the species 'Theobroma Cacao'.
The bean undergoes a fermentation process traditionally used in the Grijalva region of the State of Tabasco. The region comprises three subregions, Chontalpa, Sierra and Centro, where all of the state's production of 'Cacao Grijalva' takes place.
This cocoa, which is currently produced in the municipality of Cunduacán (Tabasco) and has its own history, is chiefly exported to countries of the European Union, where it has won quality awards.'

Section Six of Part III entitled 'Resolutivos (Decision)' of the General Declaration states that it comes into force the day after its publication in the Official Gazette.
The Declaration was published in the Official Gazette on August 29, 2016, and came into force on August 30, 2016.
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Declaración General de Protección de la Denominación de Origen 'Cacao Grijalva' (publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el 29 de agosto de 2016) Declaración General de Protección de la Denominación de Origen 'Cacao Grijalva' (publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el 29 de agosto de 2016), Complete document (pdf) [48 KB] Declaración General de Protección de la Denominación de Origen 'Cacao Grijalva' (publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el 29 de agosto de 2016), Complete document (htm) [88 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX161

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