Tuesday, November 22, 2016

COOL Unlikely to Make a Come-Back After All

The U.S. livestock industry was up in arms late last week when it was reported that support for country-of-origin labeling (COOL) may be a point of discussion by the new administration, as part of a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, an article on Politico this morning states, “COOL will not be making a comeback under a Trump administration, and that's apparently thanks to Trump's Agriculture Advisory Committee. “…They were quick to mobilize and inform Trump's transition team that such a policy - which has been litigated in both the U.S. court system and the World Trade Organization - is a non-starter for most farm groups,” the news report stated...more

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