Ranchers Group Fights WTO Ruling Over Meat Origin Labeling

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT) -- A U.S. cattle ranchers group on Saturday went after the World Trade Organization for striking down a rule requiring meat be labeled with its country of origin, arguing in Colorado federal court that the rule does not disadvantage Mexican and Canadian merchandise, as the WTO found.

The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers Association, disputed the WTO's recent decision upholding its 2011 determination that the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Act violates trade rules by giving less favorable treatment to imported cattle and hogs from Mexico...
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