US Loses COOL In WTO Dispute

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.[1]

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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