US, EU agree on food names in anti-counterfeit pact
WASHINGTON Oct 4 (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union have resolved a fight over protections for geographically-based food names that was one of last obstacles to reaching a new international pact to fight growing trade in counterfeit goods, a U.S. official said on Monday.
"We found the solution even on that toughest of issues," a U.S. trade official told Reuters in a briefing on a tentative deal struck over the weekend in Tokyo on the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
- Mexican train derails, stranding 1,300 migrants headed toward U.S.
- Gaza toll nears 100, militants threaten Israeli airport |
- Ukraine says rebels will pay as missiles kill 23 soldiers |
- A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry
- Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone and Liberia: WHO