WTO Panel Sides With Canada, Mexico in COOL Row With US

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 5:53 PM EST) -- A World Trade Organization dispute panel handed a win Friday to Canada and Mexico, finding that U.S. country-of-origin labeling requirements for pork and beef runs afoul of the organization’s rules.

The country-of-origin labeling regime, as imposed on Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, essentially gives less favorable treatment to imported cattle and hogs from those two countries, in violation of the U.S.’s WTO obligations, the panel said Friday, asking the U.S. to rework those measures.

In response, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said the panel had...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.