Mexico to Defend WTO Meat Labelling Decision

MEXICO - Following on from the US announcing that it will appeal against the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) ruling on Country of Origin Labelling (COOL), Mexico has said that it will continue to support the WTO's final ruling last November.
calendar icon 27 March 2012
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Last November WTO decided that US COOL on meat products treated Mexican and Canadian products less favourably, violating WTO trade rules.

The Mexican government has said that it will continue to support WTO and urge the US to develop COOL in accordance with WTO rules, in order to protect Mexican producers.

Mexico claims that the current COOL legislation is of detriment to Mexican imports into the US, and since its introduction US processing plants have limited Mexican cattle imports, as well as discounted the price by $60 per head of cattle.

The government said that Mexico is committed to restoring the conditions for Mexican cattle into the US market.

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