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Recent Testimony and Items of Interest

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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

  • September 04, 2018 U.S. Agriculture Secretary and CCFN Share Podium at Argentina G20 GI Event Read More >
  • September 04, 2018 European Commission Agrees That “Emmental” is Generic Read More >
  • September 04, 2018 CCFN Briefs Agricultural Attachés on GI Issues Read More >
  • June 04, 2018 Mexico Fails its Consumers, Trading Partners by Giving Away Common Names in EU Deal Read More >
  • May 29, 2018 Non EU-Nations Take the Gold on Parmesan, Feta, Asiago and Other Cheeses Read More >
  • May 29, 2018 Victories for “Romano” in U.S. and “Gorgonzola” in Canada Read More >
  • May 02, 2018 U.S. Issues Strong Statements on EU’s Geographical Indications Abuses, But CCFN Says More Action is Needed Now Read More >
  • April 25, 2018 Mexico Fails its Consumers, Trading Partners by Giving Away Common Cheese Names in EU Deal on Geographical Indications Read More >
  • March 12, 2018 CCFN Calls for U.S. to Condemn the EU’s Flagrant Abuse of GIs and to Safeguard Generic Food Names Read More >
  • March 12, 2018 Japan Rejects EU Attempts To Confiscate Many Generic Names Read More >
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