• Vlado Kovačević Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dragan Brenjo Head of the Food Certification and Labeling Department, Food Safety Agency B&H
  • Slobodan Cvetković Research Assistant, Ministry of Environment Protection of the Republic of Serbia
  • Ljiljana Rajnović Senior Research Associate, Institute of Agricultural Economics



Foodstuff quality schemes, Geographical indications, Protected Designation of Origin, Protected Geographical Indication, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed


The aim of this paper is to determine the current situation in the field of geographical indications schemes (GI), obstacles for futures development and to provide recommendations for GIs development in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. GIs quality schemes provide confirmation to consumers that foodstuff is a traditional product produced in a certain area and with certain attributes. Although the Western Balkan countries are reach in well-known traditional products and have excellent ago-ecological conditions for GIs production, this quality schemes are not developed. In this paper are applied comparative methodology, literature review and field research. Results are showing that path to improvement GIs is in the further legal framework harmonization with EU legal framework, providing flexibility for registration of the GIs foodstuff processing capacities, support to the producer’s organization, shifting of the national GIs recognition to the EU, systematic support to the GIs etc.


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How to Cite

Kovačević, V., Brenjo, D., Cvetković, S., & Rajnović, L. (2022). COMPARATIVE ANALYSE OF FOODSTUFF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS . Economics of Agriculture, 69(1), 163–178.

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