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Who we are

The Xunta de Galicia (Autonomous Government) created by Decree 382/1994, December 15 the corporation Galicia Calidade, S.A.U., to manage and authorize the use of the trademark Galicia Calidade (Galician Quality) for all products and services entitled to it, for its processing in Galicia, for having Galician raw material or design, once their quality has been ascertain through appropriate mechanisms of monitoring and auditing.

Galicia Quality brand emerged after the full identification of government, companies and society with the slogan of an advertising campaign developed in 1991 by the Xunta de Galicia.  In 1995, the Galician government incorporated the public company, following the passing of Decree 382/1994. 

Since then, this public company  has certified the quality of more than 120 companies and 400 products from the most representative sectors of the Galician economy, such as textile - fashion, jewelry, ornamental stones , tourism, food and agriculture and fishing, among many others.

In July 2014, the Council of the Xunta de Galicia agreed to convert Galicia Quality into the umbrella brand for the Galician economy in order to boost their competitiveness in foreign markets. Thus it provides new criteria for certified products and other labels of origin to be able to use the emblem of Galicia Quality.

The conditions for the use of Galicia Quality seal are set forth in the regulations governing use of the quality mark , which provides the obligations to be met by companies and certified products as well as the audits they have to pass.

Galicia Calidade S.A.U. is wholly owned by the Galician Public Administration and it depends on the Department engaged in Commerce.  Its managing bodies are composed of:

  • Board of Directors, made by representatives of the regional departments in charge of Trade, Agriculture, Fisheries and Taxes.  It also has a representative from IGAPE (Galician Institute for Economic Promotion).
  • President, who is the person occupying the post of holder of the General Directorate of Commerce and has, among other duties, the role of leading this company.
  • Managing director, which has among his/her tasks to manage the business organization of the company and its corporate business.