“The EU has been seeking to make our job of expanding U.S. cheese exports much more difficult by using its geographical indication system to inappropriately designate EU cheese makers as having the exclusive rights to market some of the world’s most commonly produced cheeses under the most recognized names,” says Tom Suber, president of U.S. Dairy Export Council.
“This attack on the U.S.’s ability to use common cheese names is aimed at trying to impede USDEC’s efforts to capitalize on growing demand for cheese around the world by helping U.S. suppliers be the ones to make those sales,” he adds. “We thank USTR for their strong commitment to ensuring that the EU does not stand in the way of efforts by our industry to help contribute to the President’s goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next few years.”
Source: U.S. Dairy Export Council