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U.S. Appeal at WTO Gives Congress Time to Fix COOL

(Tim Hearden – Capital Press)

The U.S. has filed an appeal of the World Trade Organization's second ruling against its country-of-origin meat-labeling regulation, which will give Congress time to amend or repeal the rule in the coming months.

The U.S. has bought some time for its embattled country-of-origin meat-labeling regulation by appealing the World Trade Organization’s second ruling that the program is unfair to Canada and Mexico.

American diplomats will seek to rebut the world body’s Oct. 20 ruling that the labeling rule gave an unfair advantage to U.S. livestock by forcing meatpackers to segregate and keep detailed records on imported livestock at an added cost. Read more here.