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Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 107/2019 approving the Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2050.

In order to achieve this, the Carbon Neutrality Roadmap 2050 (RNC 2050) was developed to identify the main decarbonization vectors in all sectors of the economy, the policy and measures options, and the path to reduce emissions to achieve this goal in different socio-economic development scenarios....
Portugal
2019

Order No. 40/2019 establishing the minimum stock of Port wine that must be kept by traders.

This Order establishes the minimum stock of Port wine that must be kept by traders, in accordance with article 34 of the Annex to Decree-Law No. 173/2009. It establishes that all natural or legal persons that dedicate themselves to the sale of Port wine, must maintain...
Portugal
2019

Decree-Law No. 7/2019 amending Decree-Law n. 173/2009 on the Statute governing the Designation of Origin (DO) and Geographical Indication (GI) of the Douro Region (RDD).

This Decree-Law amends Decree-Law n. 173/2009 on the Statute governing the Designation of Origin (DO) and Geographical Indication (GI) of the Douro Region (RDD). Amendments establish that irrigation of the vineyard is permitted only to prevent water scarcity which may lead to imbalances in the composition...
Portugal
2019

Order No. 380/2012 establishing the wine-grape varieties suitable for the production of wine and wine products entitled to the appellation of origin of the Douro Region.

This Order, consisting of 2 articles and one Annex, establishes the wine-grape varieties suitable for the production of wine and wine products entitled to the designation of origin of the Douro Region. It establishes that for the production of wine susceptible of obtaining the geographical indication...
Portugal
2018

Order No. 123/2018 amending the Regulation of the Support Regime for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products Processing.

This Order amends the Regulation of the Support Regime for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products Processing. Amendments deal with administrative and legal proceedings. In particular, they establish that can be submitted up to four applications for payment each approved application. The manager may, according to the type...
Portugal
2018

Order No. 118/2018 establishing the operation regime 3.1.2 «Young farmers investment on the agricultural holding», included in action 3.1 «Young farmers» of measure 3, «Valorisation of agricultural production» of the Mainland's Rural Development Programme (PDR 2020).

This Order establishes the operation regime 3.1.2 «Young farmers investment on the agricultural holding», included in action 3.1 «Young farmers» of measure 3, «Valorisation of agricultural production» of the Mainland's Rural Development Programme (PDR 2020). Planned support pursues the following objectives: a) fostering the renewal and...
Portugal
2018

Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 46/2018 approving the National Strategy and Action Plan to Combat Food Waste.

The ENCDA is based on the diagnosis needs and SWOT analysis, having three strategic objectives. Strategic Objective 1: prevent food waste as a tool to alleviate the problem (ie for less food waste generated, less need downstream of its reduction and less propensity to, in the...
Portugal
2018

Decree-Law No. 157/2017 establishing characteristics to be met by rice of the species Oryza sativa L. and broken rice destined for human final consumer.

This Decree-Law, consisting of 18 articles and four Annexes, establishes quality standards to be satisfied by rice destined to human consumption. The aim of this Decree-Law is to define the characteristics to be met by the above mentioned rice intended for the final consumer, to determine...
Portugal
2017

Decree-Law No. 152/2017 amending the water quality regime for human consumption, transposing Directives No. 2013/51/EURATOM and No. 2015/1787.

This Decree-Law establishes the second amendment to Decree-Law No. 306/2007 of 27 August, amended by Decree-Law No. 92/2010 of 26 July, establishing the water quality regime for human consumption, with the aim of protecting human health from the harmful effects resulting from the possible contamination of...
Portugal
2017

Decree-Law No. 62/2017 establishing the regime applicable to the composition, labelling and marketing of milk, dairy products and products derived from milk, transposing the EU Directive No. 2015/2203.

The Decree-Law is divided as follows: Object, scope and definitions (Chap. I); Conditions applying to the indication of the origin of milk and milk used as an ingredient in milk products (Chap. II); Regime applicable to the identification of caseins and caseinates or products containing caseins...
Portugal
2017

Order No. 112/2017 establishing the system of production and trade of wines and wine products entitled to the designation of origin “Beira Interior”.

This Order, consisting of 18 articles and one Annex, establishes the system of production and trade of wines and wine products entitled to the designation of origin “Beira Interior”. It defines that the designation of origin 'Beira Interior' may be used for the production of the...
Portugal
2017

Order No. 104/2017 amending the regime of production and trade of wines with the Geographical Indication (GI) «Terras da Beira».

This Order amends the regime of production and trade of wines with the Geographical Indication (GI) «Terras da Beira». Amendments deal with the geographical area of production of GI «Terras da Beira» as well as Varieties suitable for wine production with GI «Terras da Beira». In...
Portugal
2017

Order No. 333/2016 amending Order No. 668/2010 on Vinho Verde wine Denomination of Origin (DO).

This Order amends articles 12 and 20 of Order No. 668/2010, as amended by Order No. 949/2010, which recognizes as designation of origin (DO) the designation 'vinho verde'. Amendments deal with musts intended for the production of wines and minimum natural alcoholic requirements by volume. In...
Portugal
2016

Regional Legislative Decree No. 15/2016/A defining the legal framework applicable to the first sale of fresh fish in the Azores.

This Regional Legislative Decree, consisting of 5 Chapters, defines the legal framework applicable to the first sale of fresh fish within the Azores. It applies to all national or foreign person, who are involved in the fresh fish and other marine organisms first sale, including: a)...
Portugal (Azores)
2016

Order No. 64/2016 approving the Regulation of the Support Regime for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products Processing.

This Order approves the Regulation of the Support Regime for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products Processing. This Regulation, consisting of 22 articles and four Annexes, establishes the Support Regime in the context of the Operational Programme (OP) Mar 2020, for Continental Portugal. The support provided is intended...
Portugal
2016

Order No. 322/2015 amending Order No. 239/2012 establishing the implementing norms of the EU Regulation on designation, presentation and labelling of wine products.

This Order amends Order No. 239/2012 establishing the implementing norms of the EU Regulation on designation, presentation and labelling of wine products. Amendments establish the reference to cork in the indication of the type of seal used in wine products bottled in the country, has optional...
Portugal
2015

Order No. 323/2015 amending Order No. 199/2010 on complementary norms for the indication of production year and type of wine.

This Order amends complementary rules regarding the vintage year and/or grape varieties on the labelling of wine sector products without designation of origin or geographical indication, produced from grapes harvested in continental Portugal. Annex II deals with grape varieties that may not be mentioned on the...
Portugal
2015

Decree-Law No. 175/2015 establishing potato quality standards for human consumption.

This Decree-Law, consisting of 17 articles and 2 Annexes, sets out the definitions, names, quality requirements, labelling rules and forms of packaging to be complied with potatoes for human consumption from the species Solanum tuberosum L. and its hybrids to be sold and consumed fresh, with...
Portugal
2015

Decree-Law No. 126/2015 amending Decree-Law No. 214/2003 regulating honey production.

This Decree-Law amends articles 4, 6, 9 and 10 of Decree-Law No. 214/2003 regulating honey production. Amendments deal with natural food ingredients and competent authorities entitled to issuing a honey production authorization. ...
Portugal
2015

Order No. 255/2014 the implementing norms of the EU Regulation on designation, presentation and labelling of wine products.

This Order establishes the second amendments to implementing norms of the EU Regulation. Amendments deal with administrative and legal proceedings regarding the registration, labelling and certification of several wine products with or without appellation of origin (DO) or geographical indication (IG). ...
Portugal
2014
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