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American Farm Bureau President Stallman Responds to WTO Panel Ruling on COOL

Mon, 18 May 2015 12:34:45 CDT

American Farm Bureau President Stallman Responds to WTO Panel Ruling on COOL Statement by Bob Stallman, President,
American Farm Bureau Federation,
Regarding WTO Panel Ruling on COOL


“The World Trade Organization dispute panel has ruled that U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations for meats are not in compliance with previous WTO decisions. That means we need further effort to craft an acceptable COOL program.


“Farm Bureau will carefully review the decision and then determine recommended actions. We will work with Congress, USDA and USTR to reach the goal of an effective COOL program that conforms to international trade rules.”


AFBF supports a country-of-origin labeling program that adheres to appropriate parameters and meets WTO requirements.


   

 

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