• Canada Requests Retaliation in COOL Case

    Jun 17, 2015
    Canada today reportedly asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) for permission to retaliate against the United States because of the U.S. country-of-origin labeling regulation (COOL) on certain muscle cuts of meat. Press reports indicate that Canada’s request to impose almost $2.5 billion in additional tariffs on imports from the United States was immediately challenged by the U.S. representative at a meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB). This objection moved the dispute to an arbitration panel, which has up to 60 days to decide on the level of retaliation that Canada can apply.
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  • USA Rice and Coalition Urge COOL Reform

    Jun 10, 2015
    USA Rice joined 108 other agriculture and food businesses on a letter to Member of Congress today urging support for H.R. 2393, a bipartisan bill to reform the controversial Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations.
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