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Purposes and Functions

As Managing Organ

The purposes of the «Asociacion Vinos de Granada» [Granada Wine Association] are representation, defense, guarantee, formation, investigation, development and innovation of markets and promotion both of the protected wines and of the level of protection.

It shall also perform, at least, the following functions:

a) To propose the regulations of the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions], which shall include the specifications of the product established in Law 10/2007, as well as its possible amendments.

b) To direct the production and quality and promote and inform the consumers about the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions], especially about the specific characteristics of quality, and collaborate with the Public Administration in the promotion of their products.

c) To protect the prestige of the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions], and the fulfillment of the regulations of the protected product, being able to report, if necessary, any incorrect use before the administrative or jurisdictional competent organs, having also to report any alleged non-fulfillment of the vinicultural regulations, included the one of the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions], before the competent authorities in each case.

d) To adopt, within the framework of the regulations of the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions], the establishment for each campaign, according to the criteria of defense and improvement of quality and within the limits stated by these regulations, the performances, maximum limits of production, of transformation and of commercialization if authorized, the way and conditions of irrigation, or any other aspect of yearly situation which may have influence in these processes.

e) To rate every year or vintage and establish the requirements to be fulfilled by the labels of the wine within their competences.

f) To carry out the defined registries in the present Regulations.

g) To elaborate statistics of production, elaboration and commercialization of the protected products, for internal use or for its diffusion and genera knowledge.

h) To manage the fees and compulsory rights that the Regulations of the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions] establishes to finance the Managing Organ.

i) To propose the minimal requirements of control to which every registered trader must be submitted to in each and every phase of production, elaboration and commercialization of the wines protected by each v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions] and, if necessary, the minimal requirements of control for the initial concession and the maintenance of the certification.

j) To collaborate with the competent authorities on viniculture, particularly in the maintenance of the official public vinicultural registries, as well as the organs responsible of the control.

k) To issue, upon request, and after binding report of certification by the control organ or body, of the origin certification of both the received wines at protection level and the grape or the intermediate products that according to the specifications are deemed suitable for the production of such wines.

l) To remove, after binding report by the control organ or body, the right to use the certification to those wines that, according to the chosen control system, do not fulfill the requirements of the specifications.

As Control Organ

It shall comply with all the requirements of Article 27.4 of the Law 24/2003, of the 10th of July, such as among others:

a) To have established a certification procedure of the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions] as provided in its regulations, including the supervision of the production of the raw material, the product elaboration and the final product.

b) To set the applicable rates to each of the products under control and certification, for the items specified in the regulations by the competent Administration.

c) To preserve for possible consultation by the competent Authorities, during six years, the records, documents and data of the controls made and the certifications issued.

d) To be accredited or have applied for accreditation, according to the rule of «General requirements for conducting product certification», with a range that includes the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions], objet of control and certification.

e) To communicate to the competent authorities and to the managing organs, the existence of the irregularities detected in the exercise of the control functions.

f) To communicate to the competent authorities and to the managing organs, the existence of the irregularities detected in the exercise of the control functions.
The trader shall inform the competent Department of Agriculture the election of such organ, as well as to communicate, previously, the changes that may take place in relation to such independent control organ.

g) In everything else, it shall follow the Laws in force.

Duty to Report

When the Managing Organ is informed about any alleged non-fulfillment of the vinicultural regulations, included the regulations of the v.c.p.r.d. [Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions] itself, it must report it to the authorities that is competent in every case.