Hong Kong (CNN Business)The European Union wants Australian companies to stop labeling their goods as “feta” and “gorgonzola” — and if it gets its way, the country’s food makers may have to change their product names.

On Tuesday, the Australian government released a list of 408 food and drink names that the EU wants protected in exchange for a free trade agreement (FTA).
These include popular terms like “gruyere,” “Irish cream,” “scotch whisky” and “Grappa.”
Australia began negotiating an FTA with the European Union last year, which as a bloc is already Australia’s second-largest trading partner and third-largest export destination. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade believes an FTA would give the country’s exporters even more of an edge in a market with more than 500 million people.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/13/business/australia-eu-free-trade-intl-hnk/index.html

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