Registration of Karoo Lamb/Karoo Lam as a South African Geographical Indication (R3992 of 2023)

DEPARTMENT: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

ASSOCIATED ACT: Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act No. 119 Of 1990)

REGULATION NAME: Registration of Karoo Lamb/Karoo Lam as a South African Geographical Indication

NO AND DATE: R3992 of 27 October 2023

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The regulation pertains to the official recognition and protection of the designation “Karoo Lamb/Karoo Lam” as a Geographical Indication (GI) within South Africa. This regulation establishes a framework for the registration process, outlining the criteria and procedures for entities seeking to use the “Karoo Lamb/Karoo Lam” designation in connection with lamb products originating from the Karoo region of South Africa. The objective is to safeguard the reputation and quality associated with Karoo lamb, thereby promoting authenticity and ensuring consumers can reliably identify and differentiate products bearing this designation. Additionally, the regulation may include provisions for monitoring compliance and enforcing protection measures to prevent unauthorized use of the Karoo Lamb/Karoo Lam GI.

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