WTO Strikes Half Of US Appeal In Meat Labeling Dispute

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Friday lost part of its challenge to a World Trade Organization decision that found U.S. country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef and pork violated the trade bloc's rules.

In a split ruling that was circulated to WTO members, the body's appeals board found that the U.S., through certain aspects of its labeling, or COOL, regulations, effectively gives less favorable treatment to imported livestock from other countries, including Canada, which filed the WTO action.

“The appellate body found that the COOL measure lacks even-handedness because...
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