CCA disappointed that U.S. Government has filed COOL Appeal at WTO

Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is disappointed that the U. S. Government has chosen to prolong its discrimination against imported livestock by today requesting that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) review the November 2011 Dispute Settlement Panel decision.

That decision supported Canada’s position that provisions of mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) discriminate against live cattle and hogs imported into the U.S. from Canada to the detriment of Canadian cattle and hog producers.

COOL continues to have a significant impact on Canadian cattle prices, said CCA President Martin Unrau. “There is at least a $25 to $35 per head reduction in price on every head of cattle sold regardless of whether they are exported to the U.S. or not.”

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