Law360, New York (May 21, 2015, 10:21 AM EDT) -- On May 18, 2015, the World Trade Organization Appellate Body issued its long-awaited report rejecting the United States' efforts to remedy its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for imported beef and pork products. In the underlying dispute, initiated by Canada and Mexico, a WTO panel and the Appellate Body held that U.S. COOL requirements for meat products violated U.S. obligations under the WTO agreements.
This latest decision is the United States' fourth adverse opinion in this dispute. Most recently, in October 2014, a WTO panel held that the United States' amended COOL measure not only fell short of bringing it into compliance...
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