Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
947. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 539 of 17 December 2019, if he has received applications for PGI status; when this application will be submitted to the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3092/20]
My Department continues to work with Bord Bia on the PGI application for "Irish Beef", in consultation with the European Commission. A meeting to discuss the application was held with the European Commission in Brussels last month.
I anticipate that it should be possible to launch a formal national consultation in the near future, as required by the relevant EU regulations, before a formal application can be made to the European Commission for scrutiny of the proposal.