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Geography plays into anti-counterfeiting trade deal

The United States and European Union have reached a compromise over the use of geographical food names such as Champagne and Parma, clearing one of the last obstacles to an international pact to battle the growing trade in counterfeit goods.

“We found the solution even on that toughest of issues,” a U.S. trade official told Reuters, referring to a deal struck over the weekend in Tokyo on the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement between nearly 40 countries. Get the full story »