CCFN Expands Efforts on Capitol Hill

May 28th, 2020

Over the past several years, CCFN has elevated the issue of common food names from a fairly unknown policy consideration to an achievement that has recently been touted by lawmakers in several U.S. trade deals. This is a testament to the incredible work that CCFN has already done, but it’s now time to build upon this foundation and ensure these provisions become a permanent fixture of U.S. trade policy.

CCFN is working to build support among Capitol Hill lawmakers for making common food name protections a non-negotiable policy objective for all future trade, intellectual property (IP) or regulatory agreements. There is already positive news to report: A bipartisan letter to the U.S. Trade Representative asking the U.S. government to incorporate common food name protections in all negotiations moving forward is currently being circulated among the U.S. Senate.