Sens. Push Trump Not To Give Away Cheese Names In NAFTA

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Two dozen U.S. senators urged the Trump administration to protect the use of common cheese names in the North American Free Trade Agreement Tuesday, expressing consternation that a bilateral deal between the European Union and Mexico could clamp down on U.S. dairy producers.

Spearheaded by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., the senators implored U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to make sure that any new NAFTA deal is not hindered by rules within the EU-Mexico agreement that give EU producers exclusive rights to market certain cheeses under geographic names.

Driving the senators' fears is the fact that numerous so-called...

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