WTO sides with Canada and Mexico

For the fourth and final time, the World Trade Organization has sided with Canada and Mexico in their challenge of the United States discriminatory mandatory country of origin labelling law.

The decision paves the way for Canada to place tariffs on U.S. imports in retaliation for the economic harm done to Canadian cattle and pork because of the mandatory country of origin labelling laws.

The ruling ends the eight year legal battle by Canada challenging the U.S. labelling law for violating the U.S.’s international trade obligations.

In a joint news release, May 18, Federal trade minister Ed Fast and agriculture minister Gerry Ritz issued the following statement. [Read full story on producer.com]