Statute

THE 

STATUTE

This section summarizes the main points of the By-Laws of the Institute for the Protection, Promotion and Preservation of the Origin of Agrifood and Wine Products Made in Italy.

 

At the bottom of the page it is possible to download the complete and notarized version of the Statute.

Art. 1

CONSTITUTION

It is constituted, pursuant to art. 36 of the Civil Code, the Institute for Protection, Promotion and Preservation

of the origin of Made in Italy food and wine products. The Institute, based in Perugia, has a multi-person, non-partisan and apolitical structure, with institutionally democratic, non-profit and permanent contracts.

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Art. 2

PURPOSE

The Institute for the Protection, Promotion and Preservation of the Origin of Products

Food and wine products Made in Italy pursues the following aims:

- Protecting the consumer in Italy and abroad, with regard to the origin of food and wine products, in particular counterfeiting phenomena, allowing them to make informed purchases at fair prices;

 

 -Promote the products that make up the Made in Italy agri-food and wine heritage;

- Preserving the Made in Italy agri-food and wine heritage, favoring the process of knowledge transfer through the tools that will be deemed most suitable.

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Art. 3

ASSOCIATED, ADMISSION, END OF QUALIFICATION

The Institute is open to the participation of all public or private subjects, Italian or foreign, who, interested in the

realization of the institutional aims of the same, they share and accept the aims and the methods of implementation

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Art. 4

ASSOCIATED ADMISSION

The number of associates is unlimited. Their admission is decided by the Board of Directors, upon written request of the applicant, who unquestionably decides by absolute majority of its members, within 30 days of receiving it.

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Art.5 

RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE MEMBERS

All members are required to comply with the provisions of the Statute and any internal regulations, according to the resolutions adopted by the bodies in charge. All members in good standing with the payment of the membership fee and any other contribution have the right to a vote and to participate in promotional initiatives in which the Association takes part, with precedence over other potential subjects.

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Art.6 

TERMINATION OF ASSOCIATE QUALIFICATION

The member can always withdraw from the Institute through communication in writing to the Executive Council, the withdrawal takes effect at the end of the current year. The Associates who for whatever reason have ceased to belong to the Institute cannot have anything to claim and claim any right over the related assets.

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Art.7 

INTERNAL REGULATIONS

In the case of behavior that does not comply with the Statute and any internal regulations that prejudice the aims or assets of the Institute, the Board of Directors may, subject to resolution, apply the sanctions provided for by any internal regulations against the member.

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Art.8 

HERITAGE

Constitution of the Institute's economic resources. It is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits or operating surpluses as well as funds, reserves or capital during the life of the Institute, unless the destination or distribution is required by law.

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Art.9 

FINANCIAL YEAR

From January 1st to December 31st of each year. The Executive Council will have to draw up the budget of the Institute and convene the Assembly once a year for approval. The draft budget must be deposited at the Institute's headquarters at least 15 days before the date of the Meeting for approval, in order to be consulted by each member.

 

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Art.10 

BODIES OF THE INSTITUTE

The bodies of the Institute are:

 

a) Assembly

b) Board of Directors

c) President

d) Board of Auditors (if any)

e) Technical committees (if any)

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Art.11

SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING

The Assembly is the sovereign body of the Institute and is composed of all the members with the right to vote. It is convened by the President of the Board of Directors for the approval of the budget, if the majority of the members of the Governing Council and / or the Board of Auditors deem it appropriate, or upon a motivated request of at least one fifth of the voters.

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Art.12

DUTIES OF THE MEETING

- elect the president of the Governing Council and its members every 3 years

- elect the Board of Auditors and the president

- approve the financial statements

- determine the fees charged to the members

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Art.13

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Represents the executive body of the Institute. Composed of a variable number of members, from three to nine, provided they are in odd numbers, elected every three years. The Chairman sets the agenda, coordinates the work and provides the members with information on the items on the agenda.

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Art.14

DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

- implement the resolutions of the assembly

- prepare the documents to be submitted to the meeting

- formalize the proposals for the management of the Institute

- take all the resolutions necessary for the management of the Association

- drawing up the budget

- approve any internal regulations

- deliberate the requests for membership or exclusion of new members

- accept any money, donations and bequests from third parties

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Art.15

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Legal representative of the Institute for all legal purposes, before third parties and in court. It convenes the Assembly and the Executive Council, ensures the organic conduct of the Institute's activities and supervises the administrative and economic management of the same.

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Art.16

BOARD OF AUDITORS

The members are chosen among subjects in possession of specific technical and professional requirements in the field of accounting, auditing and taxation; the main task is to check the regularity of the financial statements, to monitor the correct keeping of books and accounting and tax documents.

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Art.17

TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

The Technical Committees are eventually appointed by the Board of Directors, and have the task of formulating opinions or proposals to the latter, in technical scientific terms. They are composed of members appointed by the Board of Directors and chosen from experts of adequate, proven and long-standing experience and professionalism in the reference sector. The internal regulations govern its operation.

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Art.18

TREASURER

The treasurer is responsible for keeping and updating the accounting books and preparing the balance sheet of the association; all other books are kept by the secretary.​

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Art.19

DISSOLUTION

The dissolution of the Institute is decided by the extraordinary Assembly

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Art.20

POSTPONEMENT

For what is not provided for, the laws in force regarding unrecognized associations and any other applicable legislation apply.

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Art.21 

JURISDICTION

Any dispute arising out of the execution or interpretation of this Statute will be referred to the Perugia Court.

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