The registration of Nam Dok Mai Si Thong mangoes from Phitsanulok province as a new geographical indication (GI) product was announced by the Ministry of Commerce. The GI certification will increase the fruit’s market value and income for local farmers.
According to Deputy Commerce Minister Sinit Lertkrai, the Intellectual Property Department has registered Nam Dok Mai Si Thong mangoes to increase their market value, in line with the government’s policy to strengthen Thailand’s domestic economy.
The texture, aroma, and flavor of the mango grown in Phitsanulok’s Noen Maprang, Wang Thong, and Wat Bot districts are well-known among consumers. As export products to Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan, the fruit has generated more than 11 million baht in income.
A geographical indication (GI) is a certificate that identifies products that possess qualities or a reputation that are attributable to their geographical origin. This increases the product’s market value and protects its brand by increasing consumer confidence in its quality. This benefits local communities financially.
In 2022, the Department of Intellectual Property has approved the registration of 22 new GI products. These include stinging catfish from Surat Thani, mini mangoes from Songkhla, and Thong Chai Thai silk from the province of Nakhon Ratchasima.