ITALY: Food producers urge WTO action against food piracy of protected products
Stung by heavy losses, Italian producers began a campaign today [Friday] for the EU and WTO to take definitive measures against "food-piracy" - imitations of products of "protected origin" but readily available around the globe. At issue are some 550 food products - Italy has over 100 of them - considered by the EU to have Denomination of Protected Origin, but apparently powerless to prevent fakes outside EU, necessitating WTO intervention for any effective global action.
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