DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN MONTECRISTI ECUADOR. Catalina Toko Arias. SECTION ONE. GENERAL REGULATIONS OF DO IN ECUADOR. Andean Regulations Decision 486 National Regulations IP Laws and bylaws. Indication of source Denomination of origin Geographical Indications.
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Catalina Toko Arias
IP Laws and bylaws
Indication of source
Denomination of origin
Geographical Indications.NATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR DO OF ECUADOR
A) The denomination of a specific geographical zone.
B) Used to designate natural, agricultural,artisan or industrial products, native of the zone
C) Whose characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to the geographical environment with its natural and human factors
D) The production, manufacturing and processing belong to that geographical zone.CONCEPT OF THE DO
Filed in 2005 for the hat known incorrectly as a Panama Hat, following the rules in force and according with the requirements of the National and Andean Regulations,such as
The name of applicant.
Identification of the DO
Identification of the Geographical Zone.
Identification of the Product, Characteristics, Reputation, and Quality.APPLICATION DETAILSFOR THE DO MONTECRISTI
An association formed in 1992, named
Union de Artesanos de Paja Toquilla de
(Artesians Union of Montecristi Paja Toquilla Straw)
Montecristi is the name of the a small town or canton that is lying at the foot of a large hill called Montecristi, It was founded in 1741.
Cultivation. following the rules in force and according with the requirements of the National and Andean Regulations,such as Aromo & Pile
Weaving Pile &
Finishing and sale Montecristi.GEOGRAPHICAL ZONE.Procession location of Montecristi. These details were not recorded in the application nor the inspection.
Product: Artesian Product
Hat woven out of the straw known as PAJA TOQUILLA
Produced by the artisans of Montecristi
There is not a study in the application or in the inspection regarding the correlation between the soil, and environment and the quality of the prime material from Montecristi
Cutting The Straw following the rules in force and according with the requirements of the National and Andean Regulations,such as
The weavers cut the tender core of the leaves (cogollos) with machetes.
The weaver needs at least between 24 and 40 cogollos or more to make a fine hatHUMAN FACTOR. TRADITIONAL WEAVING
DENSITY OF WEAVE. The “Montecristi Cuenta,” is a not official measure and consists of counting the numbers of straw fibers going vertically and horizontally, and multiply the two numbers together.
A hat with a “cuenta” of 900 is a treasure.
QUALITY OF WEAVE. It has to be uniform with straws of the same thickness
COLOR. It has to be uniform but not perfect.
Catalina Toko Arias following the rules in force and according with the requirements of the National and Andean Regulations,such as
EXPORTATION following the rules in force and according with the requirements of the National and Andean Regulations,such as
1949 . 20.000 unites
1898 – 50.000 unites
1944 to 1953. First product of Exportation from Ecuador
2002.US$ 502 dolares
2004.2005 US$ 685.000
COUNTRIES OF EXPORTACTION.
USA the24% (approximate. 140.000)
Italy the 13%,
Peru the 10%
Germany the 8%, (approximate 92.000)
United Kingdom the 7% and the rest, the
(31%) to 31 markets of America and EuropeEXPORTACIONES DO (Details not recorded in the application and inspection