Meat Producer Trade Challenge

Beef and pork producers are calling on Ottawa to challenge the U.S.

Published: Thursday, 11/06/2008 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 05/26/2015 12:25 pm EDT

Beef and pork producers are calling on Ottawa to challenge the U.S. over a new law that has started to shut their livestock out of American markets, the Canadian Press reported. On Oct. 1, a country of origin labelling law went into affect in the States and now some U.S. meat plants are refusing to accept Canadian cattle and hogs. The Canadian Cattlemen's Association and the Canadian Pork Council warn the law could cost them $800 million a year and want the government to take action under NAFTA and WTO rules.

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