Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Dec 5, 2012 05:02 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

WTO Does Not Buy U.S. Claim of Time Necessary to Fix COOL Regulations

The United States will have until May 23, 2013 to bring its country-of-origin labeling requirements for pork and beef muscle meats into compliance with its international trade obligations, according to a ruling issued Dec. 4 by World Trade Organization arbitrator Giorgio Sacerdoti.

A WTO Dispute Settlement Body panel earlier found that the U.S. COOL law unfairly discriminated against beef and live cattle imported from Canada and Mexico and ...

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