The Spirit Drinks regulations implement the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89.
The said EC Regulation though still in force and valid has since been changed and updated with further details and scope to the following EU Regulation: Regulation (EU) 2019/787 on the definition, description, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs, the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks, the use of ethyl alcohol and distillates of agricultural origin in alcoholic beverages, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 110/2008.
The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (Technical Regulations Division) is designated as the responsible national authority (Competent Authority) referred to in Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008:
For receiving any application for the registration of geographical indications in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 110/2008; and
(b) with respect to Article 24(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008, for control in respect of the obligations established by Regulation (EC) No. 110/2008 in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004.
Feel free to give us a call at +356 23952000 or email us on - firstname.lastname@example.org -Market Surveillance Directorate (Enforcement of Spirit Drinks’ legislation); or email@example.com - Regulatory Affairs Directorate (EU registration of Spirit Drinks’ geographical indications’ applications).