Bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced aims to protect common names for U.S. cheese and other productsRead More
The EU makes trade agreements that deny market access to cheesemakers who have long used common names like parmesan, feta, fontina, gorgonzola and asiago.
Trump Administration urged to seek stronger commitments to protect generic cheese namesRead More
New steps needed to ensure our trading partners fully vet geographical indications.
(Video) Vilsack Tells Congress: `We Can't Afford to Lose This Race With EU' Over Cheese NamesRead More
NAFTA modernization must move quickly to prevent the EU from making a deal with Mexico that would prevent U.S. exporters from using common cheese names.
EU’s Global Move to Control Common Food Names Threatens U.S. CheesemakersRead More
An Informa Economics IEG study shows GIs would take billions from the U.S. dairy industry, slash cheese consumption and increase prices for consumers.
Three Reasons U.S. Dairy Supports TPPRead More
Remedies for non-tariff barriers outweigh market access gains.
Why Europe Must not own 'Parmesan' and 'Feta'Read More
Cheese names could be discussed again as U.S. and EU negotiators meet this week for another round of TTIP talks.
Canada-EU Deal Misguided on Generic Cheese NamesRead More
In a statement, USDEC and others express concern that Canada is working to limit access for highly competitive U.S. products.
EU's Threat to Common Cheese Names Hits HomeRead More
The threat is very real and obviously escalating, as any glance at the past six months’ events will attest.
EU's Geographical Indications Pose ThreatRead More
When the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) went into effect in March, it opened many doors to U.S. cheese suppliers. A few, however, remained shut—not from latent protectionist fears of the Koreans, as we might have originally feared, but the strategic maneuvering of the European Commission, which is in charge of policy and negotiating agreements for the European Union (EU).
Defending Generic Cheese Names: Why You Should CareRead More
The great wines and spirits of Europe had a great impact on the world’s palate over the centuries. Yet, in the 1980s, the European Union (EU) began to regret that many countries were creating unwelcome competition by matching—and sometimes exceeding—the quality of what it considered its heritage products. Therefore, the bloc sought to regain control of the Old World names.