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On July 1st afternoon, Dang Tan Thanh, Vice Chairman of the Ly Son island district People's Committee, Quang Ngai province, said that the island district has just received the certificate of Geographical Indication for Ly Son garlic from the Intellectual Property Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

"The recognition of geographical indication for Ly Son garlic is a condition for the authorities to protect the interests, solve trade disputes, especially fighting against impersonation of Ly Son garlic which is taking place in the market," said Mr. Thanh.

Ly Son island district has about 300ha of agricultural area, mainly producing onion and garlic, which are specialties of Ly Son island district. Each year, the island supplies about 2,000 tons of dried garlic to the market./.