Letter calls on the Administration to protect common food and wine terms in future trade discussions.
In an effort to ensure American farmers and food producers continue to have access to fair trade rules and the movement of products overseas, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa (CA-16), joined by 111 of his colleagues, sent a bipartisan letter calling on the Administration to protect common food and wine terms in future trade discussions.
The letter underscores concerns the European Union misuses protections meant for Geographic Indicators (GI) — used to describe specialized products from specific regions, such as bologna, parmesan, chateau and feta — to enact unjustified trade
Representatives Jodey Arrington, Angie Craig, Dusty Johnson, Ron Kind, Mike Gallagher, Jimmy Panetta, and Mike Kelly joined Subcommittee Chairman Costa in leading the letter.
The additional signatories include Chairman Peterson and 102 other bipartisan House Members.