AOP: “AOP” stands for Protected Designation of Origin. This denomination was introduced by the European Community in 1996.
Since 1992, the “Protected Designation of Origin” designates, at European level, designations of origin recognized at national level: the AOC for France, the DO (Denominazione di origin) for Italy, the GU ( Geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung) for Germany, etc.
Thirteen European countries currently have a PDO or PGI system: Germany...
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