The U.S. Trade Representative’s office on Wednesday released the 2021 National Trade Estimates Report, noting tariff and nontariff barriers impacting U.S. exports of goods and services.

Among its top concerns for agricultural trade is “restrictions on the ability for U.S. producers to use the common names of products that they produce and export.”

The U.S. “remains highly troubled by the EU’s overbroad protection of geographical indications, which adversely impacts both protections of U.S. trademarks and market access for U.S. products that use common names in the EU and third-country markets,” USTR said in the report.

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