US Labeling Regs Cost Canada Pork Sector $2B: Report

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 6:24 PM EST) -- U.S. country-of-origin labeling requirements have cost pig farmers in Canada more than $2 billion since they first went into place, according to a report released Monday by a trade group representing Canadian pork producers.

The report, put out by the Canadian Pork Council, said that the U.S. labeling requirements, referred to as COOL, directly damaged Canada's hog farmers to the tune of $1.9 billion between 2008 and October 2012, a figure that was expected to be closer to $2 billion once data for the remainder of...
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