"I am very pleased to formalize the recognition of ViniPortugal as an Interprofessional Organization, completing a process where the wine sector is a winner and becomes much stronger in their representation," said José Diogo Albuquerque, Secretary of State of Agriculture, on signing the recognition of ViniPortugal as an Interprofessional Organization. The ceremony was held at the Institute of Vine and wine, in Lisbon, last 30 September. Jorge Monteiro, ViniPortugal CEO, says that "This recognition of ViniPortugal as national institution representative of the entire wine industry, results of the compliance with the requirements provided for in Community rules, in particular the effective sectoral representation. With this distinction, ViniPortugal gets praised his role in the aggregation of the wine sector, consolidating its status in rewarding the mission of promoting the image of Portuguese wines. " The figure IO was created in order to aggregate different stages for each sector, bearing in mind the contribution of these organizations for improve efficiency and competitiveness on the operators and to improve the quality and promotion of its products, taking into consideration the interests of consumer.