EU Food Name System Could Cost US Billions, Report Warns

Law360, New York (October 11, 2016, 2:39 PM EDT) -- The EU's rules covering geographic names for cheese and other dairy products could result in billions of dollars in lost sales for U.S. producers if the system is left unaltered in a trade deal between the two partners, according to a Tuesday report commissioned by a U.S. industry group.

Looking to cast a brighter light on the fraught battle over the EU's use of geographical indications, or GIs, that has plagued the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks, the Consortium for Common Food Names warned that the rules will deal a damaging blow to U.S. interests, particularly in the dairy sector....

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