Mexico Asks WTO To Mediate US Meat-Labeling Spat

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 7:16 PM EDT) -- Mexico has joined Canada in asking the World Trade Organization to form an arbitration panel to resolve a dispute over the U.S.’s country-of-origin labeling requirements for meat sold in the U.S.

Mexico’s agricultural authority SAGARPA posted a bulletin on its Web site Friday announcing that it has asked the WTO to establish a panel to challenge the country-of-origin labeling, or COOL, requirements adopted by the United States because they may unfairly discriminate against Mexican meats.

The U.S. country-of-origin regulations went into effect on an interim basis...
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