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NCBA Calls COOL Failed Legislation- No Reason to Make Final Appeal to WTO

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:50:47 CST

NCBA Calls COOL Failed Legislation- No Reason to Make Final Appeal to WTO After the the United States filed an appeal Friday to the World Trade Organization's recent ruling against the nation's country-of-origin-labeling law, Bob McCan, NCBA President and Victoria, Texas cattleman offered the following comment on behalf of the Cattle Industry group:


"NCBA has maintained that there is no regulatory fix to bring the COOL rule into compliance with our international trade obligations, or that will satisfy our top trading partners. The WTO was very clear in its ruling, COOL discriminates against our trading partners, and we do not see any merit for appeal. An appeal only continues along the current path and brings us closer retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico; a path that will damage our economy and our relationship with our largest trading partners. Congress needs to act to bring a permanent solution to this failed legislation."


   

 

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