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Democratic senators hope China beef deal will lead to WTO-compliant COOL law

June 14, 2017
Two Democratic senators on Tuesday said they hope a traceability requirement U.S. meat packers must meet to ship beef to China will lead to practices that will allow the U.S. to re-implement a country-of-origin labeling law that is compliant with World Trade Organization rules. During a Senate Appropriations agriculture subcommittee hearing on the Agriculture Department's fiscal year 2018 budget request, Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said they hope the U.S. will be able to re-implement COOL based...


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