Canada to Counter-Appeal WTO Ruling on U.S. COOL
Filing claims WTO panel’s decision didn’t go deep enough
A World Trade Organization panel’s ruling criticizing the U.S. government’s country-of-origin labelling (COOL) law is now under appeal from both sides of the table.
The WTO last week reported receiving formal notice that Canada, like the U.S., plans to appeal parts of last November’s ruling from the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).
The U.S. filed its appeal on March 23, seeking to overturn the DSB’s ruling that COOL violates Washington’s WTO obligations and “does not fulfil its legitimate objective” of consumer education.
Canada, however, wants to shut down the part of the DSB’s ruling that implies COOL’s main objective was legitimate in the first place. Read more here.
Date: April 10, 2012