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US Trade Officials: Legal Errors in WTO COOL Ruling

The World Trade Organization (WTO) erred when it determined that USDA's Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements were inconsistent with the Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, US trade officials said in their appeal notification. The US notification, published Dec. 2, said the organization's panel reports were “based on erroneous findings on issues of law and legal interpretations.” Link to US document.



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