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Dairy industry concerned as EU-Canada FTA goes into effect

Restrictions on Canadian beef meeting hormone-free standards also concerning for Canadian beef producers.

The European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) was provisionally implemented on Sept. 21. Of deep concern to the U.S. dairy industry is the automatic protection the EU gained for five generic cheese names: asiago, feta, fontina, gorgonzola and munster. The International Dairy Foods Assn. (IDFA) believes the EU has once again used geographical indications (GIs) to erect trade barriers.

U.S. cheese manufacturers that began producing those types of cheeses

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