Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds Natasa Tramisak has granted the right for 78 products nominated by 23 producers to be labelled "Croatian Island Product", her ministry said on Monday.
A total of 320 producers of 1,094 products from 24 Croatian Adriatic islands and the Peljesac peninsula now have the right to display the Croatian Island Product designation on their products.
A public call for the award of this designation was open from 7 to 29 October, and 27 applications were submitted by island producers who nominated a total of 86 products.
The products were grouped in four categories – applied art and design (51 products by 10 producers), food products (18 products by 12 producers), chemical products (15 products by 3 producers) and beverages (2 products by as many producers).
The applications were examined by competent commissions, which forwarded their proposals to Minister Tramisak based on which she decided to award the Croatian Island Product designation to 78 new products.