The Italian Minister for Agriculture Bellanova awarded U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue with a basket of PDO/PGI products. PDO Riviera Ligure EVO deserved a close-up.
Bellanova and Perdue met to discuss the issue of tariffs on Italian agri-food excellences. It is vital to consolidate collaboration and dialogue with the USA, also on account of the economic value of this relationship, especially when it comes to PDO/PGI products.
“A positive business climate is necessary – states the President of OriGIn Italia, Cesare Baldrighi – in order to strengthen international trades: a regulatory framework is needed for Geographical Indications, too. OriGin Italia and Protection Consortia are supporting cooperation between the EU and the USA. Minister Ballanova’s gift to Secretary Perdue (a selection of our PDO/PGI products and a copy of the Qualivita Atlas) can contribute to the knowledge and protection of our excellences.