World Trade Organization (WTO) invalidates US Country of Origin Labeling Law

•The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a final ruling on June 29, 2012, against the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law

This ruling is final.

The ruling also casts into doubt the WTO-legality of other labeling laws this does not affect our PRODUCT OF USA CERTIFIED ® Certification.

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The original meat labeling law passed as part of the 2002 farm bill and was expanded in the 2008 farm bill to apply to other foods like fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Canada, Mexico, with several other countries filed a complaint regarding the policy with the WTO in December 2008 calling the popular consumer measure a "disguised" barrier to trade. The organization initially ruled in their favor in November 2011, but the U.S. filed an appeal in March 2012. Today, a WTO tribunal made up of three trade officials ruled that the U.S. law is a violation of the WTO's legally binding "Technical Barrier to Trade" agreement.

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Brussels, Bureaucrats and Big Food

Out of the U.S. Bureaucrats and Big Food do not want you to know where your food comes from 

 Who is checking

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Canada and Mexico will be able to impose tariffs on American products if the U.S. doesn’t change its rules on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat.
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