Threat of COOL retaliation looms

Threat of COOL retaliation looms

Industry urges Congress to take action on COOL, with final ruling expected May 18 and $2b in sanctions looming.

IT has been more than a decade since Congress first passed country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements, and after three World Trade Organization rulings that have gone against the U.S., industry members are asking Congress to repeal the rule to avoid harmful retaliatory tariffs.

The House Agriculture Committee's livestock subcommittee held a hearing March 26 that featured testimony from a range of industry interests, including pork and beef prod

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