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Three fruits and dragon jars get geographical indication stamp

May 28. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Department of Intellectual Property has placed the geographical indication sign on four products, namely emblica or makham pom grown in Nakhon Ratchsima’s Non Thai district, the Thong Dee pomelo grown in Chaiyaphum’s Ban Thaen district, Chachoengsao’ coconut and the dragon jar from Ratchaburi province, Deputy Commerce Minister Weerasak Wangsuphakijkosol said.

These four new additions bring the number of items produced in Thailand with the geographical indication sign up to 124. He added that Ang Thong province was waiting for its Ekkarat drum to be given the sign.

Emblica is the sixth product in Nakhon Ratchasima to be given the geographical indicator, bringing it up to the level of Chiang Rai.

Meanwhile, Chaiyaphum’s Thong Dee pomelo is known for its thin skin and juicy flesh, while Chachoengsao’s coconut, grown in Muang, Bang Khla and Khlong Khuen districts, is distinctive for its fragrance and sweetness.

The dragon jars from Ratchaburi’s Muang and Photharam districts are produced using ancient techniques learned from Chinese immigrants.

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