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COOL Policy Hurts Canada
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Thu Jan 17, 2013 08:57 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S.'s mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) policy has caused $2 billion of damage to Canada's live swine trade, according to a report from the Canadian Pork Council released earlier this week.

The law, put in place in 2008 and recently overruled by the World Trade Organization, also led Canada to lose $357 million in pork exports to the U.S., and suppressed the price of Canadian-born feeder pigs exported to the U.S. by $85 million over four years, the study stated.

Additional damages from slaughter hog price suppression on Canada's domestic market and the indirect impact of a ...

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