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WTO approves retaliatory tariffs over U.S. COOL rule

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By Barbara Olejnik

Poultry Times Staff

WASHINGTON  — The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that Canada and Mexico can slap more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for meat and poultry labeling rules it says discriminate against Mexican and Canadian livestock.

The U.S. Congress in 2008 during its debate of the Farm Bill made Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) mandatory for beef, pork and lamb products, requiring meat be labeled with the. . .

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