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Canada Requests WTO Compliance Panel
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:59 PM CDT

OTTAWA (Dow Jones) -- The Canadian government Monday requested a World Trade Organization compliance panel be formed to challenge recent amendments to U.S. meat labeling rules.

Canada says changes to the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling, or COOL, rule discriminate against Canadian meat products and don't comply with global trade obligations.

"We had hoped to avoid having to again resort to the WTO to resolve this matter. However, despite consistent rulings by the WTO, the U.S. government continues its unfair trade practices, which are severely damaging to Canadian industry and jobs," Trade Minister Ed Fast and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said ...

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