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WTO Upholds Key Rulings Against COOL, Dealing Definitive Blow To U.S.

May 18, 2015 at 1:47 PM
The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body has upheld the major findings of a compliance panel ruling that faulted revised U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules for meat, dealing a final blow to the labeling regime after years of litigation pursued by Canada and Mexico. Specifically, the Appellate Body in a report issued Monday (April 18) upheld the October 2014 compliance panel finding that the U.S. COOL measure -- as amended in 2013 -- violates Article 2.1 of the Agreement on Technical...

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