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WTO says US has not complied with meat labelling ruling
October 20, 2014 / 2:27 PM / 3 years ago

WTO says US has not complied with meat labelling ruling

GENEVA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The United States has not done enough to change its meat labelling rules after losing a World Trade Organization challenge brought by Mexico and Canada, the WTO said on Monday.

The WTO ruled in June 2012 that the U.S. meat labelling program, known as COOL, unfairly discriminated against Canada and Mexico because it gave less favourable treatment to beef and pork imported from those countries than to U.S. meat.

The United States said it had met a deadline to change its rules, but Canada and Mexico said it had not done enough, a claim that was at least partially upheld by the ruling published on Monday. (Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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