Meat groups applaud WTO ruling on COOL

The World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in the countries’ challenge to updated country-of-origin labeling regulations in the U.S.

WTO found that the COOL rule discriminates against Canadian and Mexican livestock and causes more of a negative impact on imported livestock than the original COOL measure. In addition, WTO said the additional labeling and recordkeeping burdens could not be explained by the need to give consumers more information.

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