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YERBA MATE YERBA MATE law 27.114 filing and establishment of facilities for the establishment of a regime of packaging in origin of Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis in the producing region. Adopted: 17 December 2014 fact promulgated: January 20, 2015 the Senate and Chamber of deputies of the Argentina nation gathered in Congress, etc. they attest to the force of law: article 1 - object. This law aims to promote the establishment and creation of the necessary facilities for the establishment of a regime of packaging in origin of Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis in the producing region.
Article 2 - definitions. To them effects of the present law is understands by: • "Yerba Matt or Ilex Paraguariensis": to the Yerba Matt or Ilex Paraguariensis ground or field, sheet green, elaborate with or without stick, in bags, soluble, composed or mixed with other herbs, fruit, essences or flavorings; intended for consumption within the national territory or for export. • "Producing region": the provinces of Corrientes and Misiones, in whose territories they are physically concentrated plantations of Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis. • "Packaging": to all the necessary steps to be able to preserve and conserve the Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis all hazards posed by different pathogens for human consumption. Such packaging or packaging will be in individual form, size, weight and format approved by the food authority and competent bromatology. • "Packaging in origin of Yerba Mate": to the accomplishment of all the necessary steps for the Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis packaging within the region where has occurred, and can be prepared and packaged in either of the two producing provinces interchangeably. • "Denomination of origin of the Yerba Matt or Ilex Paraguariensis": to the name of a region, province, Department, district, town or of an area territory national duly registered that serves to designate a product originating of them and whose qualities or features is should exclusive or essentially to the medium geographical, covered them factors natural and them factors human. Enabling interprovincial shipments of Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis, in any of its forms, within the producing region.
Article 3 °-them States provincial of the region producer may authorize it marketing to bulk when it Yerba Matt or Ilex Paraguariensis ground or field is destined to the export, but this not may be object of a new fractionation or packaging out of the region producer https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/VTVKeFM2U2pNRGxycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 until get to its destination end in the foreign. Also, will be allowed it marketing to bulk and its fractionation or packaging out of the region producer, when it Yerba Matt or Ilex Paraguariensis is intended to be mixed with other herbs, fruits, essences or flavorings originated in plantations located out of it region producer, provided such herbs, fruits, essences or flavorings represent unless the thirty percent (30%) of the product end intended for consumption or export. Those establishments industrial, already installed out of the region producer, that used Yerba matte or Ilex Paraguariensis in bags, may continue with the elaboration of them themselves until the volume of its capacity current maximum of production installed. Tonnes of this volume will be certified by the enforcement authority established by this law.
Article 4 ° - beneficiaries. They will be beneficiaries of this law: to) physical and/or juridical persons who are settled in the producing region of Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis, making the process of packaging the same, presenting projects to modernize the facilities; (b) physical and/or juridical persons who are exploiting the production of Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis in the producing region, and submit projects for the development of activities relating to the packaging of the same; (c) physical and/or legal persons showing filing projects in the origin of Yerba Mate Ilex Paraguariensis-producing region to carry out the process of packaging of the same; (d) persons physical and/or juridical, based in other jurisdictions, presented a project of a reorganization to settle in the region of origin of Yerba Mate Ilex Paraguariensis to perform the same packaging process; (e) them entrepreneurs with a project of creation of new company or venture to develop the activity of packaging of the Yerba Mate in origin.
Article 5 - registration. Created the national registry of promotion of the packaging in origin, for the purposes of the registration and monitoring of physical and legal persons approved by the enforcement authority to be beneficiaries of this law. The detail of the benefits granted will be published by registration on your website, within a period not to exceed three (3) months.
Article 6 - benefits. Natural or legal persons covered by article 4, shall be entitled to the facilitation mechanisms of access to credit and/or subsidies having the Executive power through the competent authorities and provided by the banks that are designated for such purpose; These credits will be allocated to capital inputs needed to launch the project and expenses related to reorganizations entrepreneurs relating to packaging at source.
Article 7 - sanctions. Failure to comply with the provisions of this law, without prejudice to the application of other civil, criminal and administrative provisions that apply, will be liable to violators of the sanctions established by law 25.564.
Article 8 - implementing authority. It will be implementing the National Institute of Yerba Mate (INYM) authority in conjunction with the Ministry of economy and public finance of the nation.
Article 9 ° - from the enactment of the present law the new establishments dedicated to the bottling and packaging of Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis for consumption must be performed https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/VTVKeFM2U2pNRGxycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 exclusively within the producing region. Companies that currently have with Yerba Mate or Ilex Paraguariensis packing plants outside the production region, will have sixty (60) months from the enactment of this law to file their respective plants in the producing region. These may not be mixed with other herbs, fruits, essences or flavourings from the enactment of the present law. The preceding provisions shall not apply to plants located outside the production region, which packed, the date of the enactment of this law, Yerba Mate blended with other herbs, fruit, essences or flavourings according to the provisions of article 3 °, second paragraph, of this law.
ARTICLE 10. -Invite the provinces that make up the producing region to accede this law by the dictates of rules similar to the present.
ARTICLE 11. -The National Executive shall issue the regulatory decree referred to in the provisions of this law, within a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days from its publication in the Official Gazette.
ARTICLE 12. -Communicate to the national executive power.
GIVEN IN THE CHAMBER OF THE CONGRESO ARGENTINO IN BUENOS AIRES, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.
-REGISTERED UNDER NO. 27.114 - JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -GERARDO ZAMORA. -John H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.
Date of publication: 04 / 02 / 2015 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/VTVKeFM2U2pNRGxycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09
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