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Background Items 

Senate Finance Committee Letter to USTR Concerning EU-Mexico Free Trade Negotiations

CCFN Comments and Oral Testimony, 2017 USTR Special 301 Review

October 2016 Study by Informa Economics IEG: Assessing the Potential Impact of Geographical Indications for Common Cheeses on the U.S. Dairy Sector

Comments on the Proposed 2017 National Trade Estimate on Foreign Trade Barriers

Comments for 2015 U.S. National Trade Estimate Report (including impact of GI policy)

U.S. Legislative Letters of Support

Comments on Other GI Regulations/Policies

Comments to EU on non-agricultural GIs:

News Items

  • December 20, 2017 Europe Won’t Own “Parmesan” and “Bologna” in Japan: Japan Rejects EU Attempts To Confiscate Many Generic Names Read More >
  • November 30, 2017 Mercosur Governments Must Rebuff EU’s Efforts at Economic Colonialism, Stand with Local Producers and Trade Partners To Protect Common Food Names Read More >
  • November 29, 2017 Pan American Dairy Federation Issues Resolution Condemning EU’s Aggressive GI Practices Read More >
  • October 19, 2017 EU Spoils 10-Year Anniversary of Final Codex Cheese Standards by Turning Its Back on Them: New GI Approved for Generic Name Read More >
  • October 12, 2017 CCFN Urges Mexico and Japan to Reject EU Attempts to Confiscate Generic Meat, Cheese, Wine Names on EU’s GI Lists Read More >
  • October 03, 2017 U.S. Food Producers, Manufacturers Urge President Trump to Voice Serious Concerns to Japan, Mexico over EU Geographical Indications Lists Read More >
  • August 31, 2017 U.S. Mulls NAFTA Modernization; CCFN Calls for GI Provisions Read More >
  • August 31, 2017 CCFN at WIPO Biannual Symposium: More Dialogue Needed To Safeguard Common Names Read More >
  • August 31, 2017 CCFN Also Mounting Defense for Names on Japan-EU GI List Read More >
  • August 31, 2017 CCFN To Defend Common Names on Proposed Mexican-EU GI List Read More >
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