COOL taken to WTO

Canada is taking its challenge of a new U.S.

Published: Wednesday, 04/29/2009 12:00 am EDT

Canada is taking its challenge of a new U.S. food labelling law all the way to the World Trade Organization, marking its first formal trade battle with the Obama administration, the Globe and Mail reported. The country-of-origin labelling law forces U.S. food companies to disclose all foreign-sourced ingredients and could threaten millions of dollars in Canadian hog and cattle exports. There is a 60-day consultation period at the WTO before Ottawa can request a dispute panel to settle the case.

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