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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 »

CCFN, USDEC and NMPF Praise Nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative

ARLINGTON, VA – The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) praised President-elect Biden’s selection of Katherine Tai for nomination as the next United States Trade Representative. “With the growing importance of agricultural exports to the financial well-being of America’s dairy farmers, the U.S. Dairy Export Council is […]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 For over 60 years, our producers and processors have used generic names to describe various types of cheese such as edam, cheddar, gouda, emmenthal and parmesan. image description — National Chamber of Milk Producers of Costa Rica