Examining The WTO's Decision On Tuna Labeling Rules
May 29, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT
Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT) -- On May 16, 2012, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization circulated its decision on U.S. measures that condition access to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s official “dolphin-safe” label for tuna products (WT/DS381/AB/R). The decision in this case marks the second time this year that the Appellate Body has prioritized the competitive relationship between products subject to a technical regulation in its review of a panel’s decision.
Mexico initiated the dispute against the United States, alleging that the conditions for use of the dolphin-safe label...