OMAHA (DTN) -- The Obama administration formally appealed the adverse trade ruling on country-of-origin labeling through the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement body in Geneva, Switzerland.
The COOL appeal was the main agenda item listed for the WTO's dispute body meeting Friday. The U.S. Trade Representative's office did not release a statement on the appeal.
U.S. groups that support country-of-origin labeling for meat products quickly praised the U.S. Trade Representative's office for appealing the WTO decision.
"The decision today by the USTR to appeal the WTO ruling on COOL is the right thing to do for American family farmers, ranchers ...