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U.S. Trade Representative Calls Out EU GI Abuses and Impacts on U.S. Exporters

ARLINGTON, VA – The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) commended Ambassador Katherine Tai and U.S. Trade Representative Office staff, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other administration partners, for reaffirming in its Special 301 Report the U.S. government’s commitment to […]Read More »

USTR Report Emphasizes Protections for Common Name Users

ARLINGTON, VA – The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) applauded the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) prioritization of common name restrictions as a primary trade barrier in their 2021 National Trade Estimate (NTE) report released last week. The comprehensive, 570-page document captures the broad range of nontariff barriers for U.S. goods and […]Read More »

Efforts Against GIs Must Focus on Preserving Market Access for Common Food and Beverage Names, Organizations Tell New U.S. Trade Ambassador

ARLINGTON, VA – A broad cross section of national food, agriculture and beverage associations called on new U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to preserve U.S. exporter’s market access rights by proactively protecting their rights to use common food and beverage terms around the world and rejecting EU-led efforts to hamstring global competition by monopolizing use […]Read More »

CCFN Congratulates Katherine Tai on Confirmation as New USTR

ARLINGTON, VA – The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) congratulates Ambassador Katherine Tai on her confirmation as the new United States Trade Representative. “CCFN applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Ambassador Tai as the new U.S. Trade Representative,” stated Jaime Castaneda, Executive Director of CCFN.  “Ambassador Tai brings exceptional experience and strategic insights to the […]Read More »

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This Makes Sense

This Makes Sense:

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese must come from Italy's Parma region

This Doesn’t Make Sense

This Doesn't Make Sense:

All parmesan cheese must come from Italy

image description Many of the cheese names we use have become protected GIs in Europe, despite the fact that these names were established here for more than a century as generic names… image description — Argentine Dairy Industry Federation