Guarantees from Geographical Indications


THE GUARANTEES PROVIDED BY THE PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION “KAMPONG SPEU PALM SUGAR“ / “SKOR THNOT KAMPONG SPEU“


Registration of Kampong Speu palm sugar (“Skor Thnot Kampong Speu“) as a Geographical Indication

Kampong Speu palm sugar has been registered as a Protected Geographical Indication in Cambodia since 2010. With Kampot Pepper, it was one of the very first Geographical Indication registered in Cambodia. Since then, Kampong Speu palm sugar has been registered as Geographical Indication in (Thailand? Vietnam?) and in the European Union (in 2019), where it enjoys full protection from misuse, imitation or evocation of its name to provide the guarantee to consumers that they can enjoy the genuine and unique Kampong Speu palm sugar.

Extract from the register of EU Geographical Indication

https://ec.europa.eu/info/food-farming-fisheries/food-safety-and-quality/certification/quality-labels/geographical-indications-register//pdf/ec_food_79300.pdf


THE GUARANTEES


The guarantees of the GI “Palm sugar from Kampong Speu“

Thanks to the protection offered by the GI, consumers who buy Kampong Speu palm sugar benefit from a full guarantee on the quality and origin of the product:


Palm sugar comes only from eligible producers in the three districts of the GI delimited area;
The production is implemented in accordance with the book of specifications;
A complete traceability system is in place;
The quality of the products is regularly checked and verified;
Compliance with good practices, quality and traceability are verified by an independent certification body (third party) recognized at international level.
Due to traditional production methods compulsory for the use of GI,Kampong Speu palm sugar is still produced by smallholder farmers who are assured of fair remuneration for their work.

LOOK FOR THE GENUINE KAMPONG SPEU PALM SUGAR


How to recognize genuine Kampong Speu palm sugar?

Genuine Kampong Speu palm sugar can be identified with:

Either the logo of Kampong Speu palm sugar (which can be in Khmer, English, French …)



and / or the national GI logo of Cambodia



and / or the IG logo of the European Union



(or possibly another national GI logo, in countries where Kampong Speu palm sugar is also registered as a GI, such as Thailand or Vietnam).


OTHER INFORMATIION ON THE LABEL


The label shall also indicate:

  • A batch number :

Ex.: “Batch Number: ________”

  • An expiry date

Ex.: “Best before: __ / __ / __”

  • The name, address and contact of the producer / company that packaged the product.
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Kampong Speu palm sugar: Protected Geographical Indication
Produced naturally from the sap of the inflorescences of the sugar palm tree (Borassus flabellifer, or Palmyra Palm), Kampong Speu palm sugar owes its delicate flavors to its particular terroir and to the traditional know-how of Cambodian peasants. The Protected Geographical Indication gives you the guarantee of the origin and quality of this exceptional sugar.

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