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WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling

  • 20 May 13:32

WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling. The long-running dispute concerned the extra burden of record keeping imposed on exporters of meat and livestock to the US, which Canada and Mexico, who were leading the fight against the regulation, said gave the US an unfair advantage in the market. The WTO had already ruled that the US was placing too much of a burden on exporting countries but the US has argued that changes it had made to the rules had made them fairer. However, this week the Appellate Body of the WTO rejected the US arguments against the panel's findings under Article 2.1. Read more...