The United States, facing a World Trade Organization ruling against a law requiring country-of-origin labels on all meat sold in grocery stores, is considering all options including an appeal, the trade representative’s office said.
The WTO said country-of-origin meat-labeling law was unfair to Canada and Mexico, which filed the case. The North American nations have sizable cattle and hog trade with the United States.
“Although the panel disagreed with the specifics of how the United States designed those requirements, we remain committed to providing consumers with accurate and relevant information with respect to the origin of meat products that they buy at the retail level,” said the trade representative’s office. “In that regard we are considering all options, including appealing the panel’s decision.” (Reuters)