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December 18, 2012

United States must comply with WTO ruling on Country-of-Origin Labeling by 2013

The United States must bring its mandatory country-of-origin meat labeling rules into compliance with an earlier World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling by May 23, 2013, according to a WTO decision this week.  WTO ruled on June 29, 2012 that the U.S. country-of-origin labeling program unfairly discriminated against Canada and Mexico because it gave less favorable treatment to beef and pork imported from these countries than to U.S. meat.  That decision gave the United States an unspecified amount of time to comply. Read More

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