WTO Ruling Could Alter COOL

WASHINGTON — In response to complaints originally filed by Canada and Mexico in December 2008, the World Trade Organization last month ruled that U.S. Country of Origin Labeling rules for meat products violate two articles of its Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement.

While the WTO agreed that the U.S. does have the right to adopt COOL requirements under international trade rules, the panel reviewing the complaints disagreed with the way the rule has been implemente

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