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Definition Of The Powers Of The House Of Douro

Original Language Title: Definição das competências da Casa do Douro

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People's Party CDS-PP

Parliamentary Group

Assembly of the Republic-Palace of S. Bento-1249-068 Lisbon-Phone: 21391 9233-Fax: 21391 7456 Email: gp_pp@pp.

Draft Resolution No. 553 /X

Definition of the competences of the House of Douro The House of Douro was created on November 18, 1932, over the ages, and

fruit of the support it gave to the winemakers gained a great importance in the region of the

Douro, has been batting over the years for the defense of the Douro's winemakers, but

also for the defence of the good quality of the wines produced in the region, with

House of the Douro is the true representative of the Douro's winemaking producers.

The House of Douro has a pivotal importance not only in economic terms but

also at the level of tourism where through the Wine of Porto is released the name of


The Decree-law No. 47/2007 of February 27, 2007 established a new law

organic for the IVDP, since then outside established new procedures in the

demarcated region of the Douro, which to be taken away lay in cause the good

operation of the House of the Douro once it is withdrawn numerous

competencies, skills these are key to the sustainability of the

House of the Douro, as well as for all the winemakers in the region.

With the entry into force of the Decree-Law 47/2007 the IVDP (Institute of the Wines of the

Douro and Porto) started gradually to perform functions that even here were

performed by the House of Douro, particularly with regard to the

use and update of the enrollment, having in 2008 terminated the protocol with the

House of the Douro on the use of the enrollment.


In the face of this situation will be wasted much of the resources of the House of the

Douro, where huge investments have been made over the past few years, being

also posts concerned the outposts of several collaborators who

play this role.

With this scenario and important and urgent defining what the role of the House of Douro, in the

defence of the winemakers as well as clarify their status as it will only be so

possible to the House of Douro maintain its financial and economic sustainability.

Thus, the CDS-PP Parliamentary Group presents the following Project of


In accordance with Article 156º (b) of the Constitution and paragraph 1 (b) of the

Article 4º of the Rules, the Assembly of the Republic recommends to the Government


The Government clarifies the Statute and competences of the House of Douro in the

set of the institutional building of the winemaking sector of the Douro region, from

mode to which the resources of the House of Douro are actually harnished.

Lisbon, July 17, 2009

The Deputies