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WTO Rules Against US COOL
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:32 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Congress and the Obama administration will once again have to decide whether labeling meat with the country of origin is worth the trade headaches it causes.

The World Trade Organization publicly released its latest ruling Monday on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling law and rule by USDA. The global trade panel found that changes made to COOL in 2013 by USDA actually made livestock trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico more difficult.

The ruling is a victory not only for Canada and Mexico, but U.S. meatpackers that have long opposed labeling the origin of meat ...

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