U.S. Loses Appeal of WTO Ruling on COOL, Raising Risk of Retaliation Unless COOL Is Repealed
19 May 2015International Trade Alert
The WTO Appellate Body on May 18, 2015, publicly released a report upholding earlier findings that the United States has violated WTO rules in applying country of origin labeling (COOL) to beef, pork, and other meat products. This latest ruling may result in repeal of the U.S. COOL requirements.