WTO authorizes $1b in COOL retaliation

WTO authorizes $1b in COOL retaliation

THE World Trade Organization has authorized Canada and Mexico to place tariffs on more than $1 billion of American-made goods in retaliation for the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law not complying with WTO standards — and those tariffs could be in place before Christmas if Congress doesn't take action.

The COOL law, first authorized in the 2002 farm bill and amended in the 2008 farm bill, requires labels on meat products detailing where th

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