“Doi Tung Coffee” Thai GI Product by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage Receives Internationally Creditation
Khunying Puangroi Diskul na Ayudhya, Deputy Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage, recently accepted a GI (Geographical Indication) certification for “Doi Tung Coffee” as verified by the European Union (EU). The certificate was presented by H.E. Mr. Gilles Garachon, Ambassador of France to Thailand, and Ms. Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce, on 20th March 2016 at the Embassy of France in Thailand.
The Department of Intellectural Property and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with the support of the French Development Agency (FDA), have helped to promote the implementation of quality control systems for Thai GI products, and apply for international certification. Currently, Doi Tung Coffee’s GI license is being submitted for approval in Cambodia as well.