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Missions and operation
The IDAC is the French interprofessional association of cider-based controlled appellations. Thus it is the business-to-business representative in the cider-based controlled appellations sector. It brings together the three controlled appellations of Calvados (AOC Calvados, AOC Calvados Pays d'Auge, AOC Calvados Domfrontais), the three controlled appellations of Pommeau (AOC Pommeau de Normandie, AOC Pommeau de Bretagne and AOC Pommeau du Maine) as well as four ciders and perries protected designations of origin (Cidre Pays d'Auge PDO, Cidre Cotentin PDO, Cidre Cornouaille PDO and Poiré Domfront PDO).
The IDAC is made up of 12 professional organizations which are represented by 28 delegates gathered into two colleges. The delegates of each college can be appointed by professional organizations as soon as they produce or market products protected by an appellation and their activity fall within the jurisdiction of the college for which they are appointed.
14 representatives designated by the representative organisations of Calvados, Pommeau, ciders and perry.
14 representatives appointed by the representative organizations of Calvados, Pommeau, ciders and perry's commercialization.
Furthermore, 8 representatives from the fruit sector for appellations (consultative capacity).
The IDAC’s missions
The IDAC's operation
A Plenary meeting
The Plenary meeting is the IDAC's decision-making body. It is made up of 28 voting members. The Chairman of the Plenary meeting is elected for 2 years. When the presidency is held by the representative of one college, the Plenary Session elects just one vice-Chairman from the other college.
Chairman : Jean-Luc Pignol
Vice-chairman : Michel Legallois
A Permanent Committee
The Permanent Commission is elected by the Plenary Session for the duration of the term of office. In addition to the Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who are automatically members, it has ten other members, namely five representatives of the production college and five representatives of the commercialization college including a Treasurer and a Secretary General from different colleges.
Set up by the Plenary meeting, the interprofessional sections deliberate over issues to do with the appellation(s) they are responsible for and with all actions financed from the IDAC budget and allocated to those appellations.
They are composed of equal numbers from the production college and the processing-trading college:
Set up by the Plenary meeting, the Specialist Committees handle matters to do with all the cider appellations. They are composed of at least four members of the Permanent Committee (2 from each college) and may be opened up to specialist technicians, representatives of the government departments concerned and professionals who are well informed in the areas that come up for discussion.