U.S. loses WTO COOL challenge

U.S. loses WTO COOL challenge

THE U.S. has lost its latest attempt to defend the mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law, according to individuals familiar with the World Trade Organization's final ruling on the case, which was brought by Mexico and Canada.

Mexico and Canada previously won a challenge in the WTO court in 2012, so the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated the labeling requirements in May 2013 in hopes of making the COOL law compliant with international

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