Building Support for Common Names in Latin America

December 20th, 2022

usdec-in-latin-americaWhile Europe continues to try to flex its muscles through FTAs in Latin America, CCFN has been active in strengthening relationships and building a consensus around common names protections.

CCFN members USDEC and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) formalized an agreement with Argentine agricultural association Sociedad Rural Argentina (SRA) on September 8th to collaborate on promoting common trade and food policy objectives. A few weeks later, USDEC and NMPF also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chilean Federacion Nacional de Productores de Leche (Fedeleche). Both agreements include coordinating with CCFN to defend common food names in trade negotiations as a specific objective of the partnership. These agreements will facilitate a more fulsome response to threats to common names in both markets.