New York Office535 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10017
Office: (212) 427-2049
Fax: (212) 202-6077
Skype: Cari.Rincker
Illinois Offices301 N. Neil Street, Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Office: (217) 531-2179
Fax: (217) 531-2211
229 E Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Office: (217) 774-1373

Canada and Mexico Moving Forward with Complaint Against United States to WTO

Last winter, I wrote this article which noted that Canada and Mexico both filed complaints with the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) against the United States.  Canada and Mexico asserted that our Country-of-Origin Labeling (“COOL”) law violates the international standards of the WTO.  Our North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) partners have experienced a significant decline in agriculture revenues due to the enactment of mandatory COOL (“mCOOL”).  This past week, both Canada and Mexico announced that it will continue with its complaint against the United States with the WTO.  Our livestock industry depends on a good relationship with both Canada and Mexico.

I encourage you to read my article written last winter in the ABA Agriculture Committee Newsletter on COOL as it explains this long process with the WTO in more detail.  If the United States is ultimately found to have violated international law then our mCOOL law may have to revert back to a voluntary labeling program.

"This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. It is recommended that you speak to an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction before relying on the information in this blog."

Leave a Reply

Note: Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *