The World Trade Organization ruling American meat producers’ ‘country of origin labelling’ process isn’t fair.
Jack Dewit, President of the BC Pork Producer’s Association says the labeling process has been a blow to Canadian meat producers.
“It would be…just nice to have the freedom again to market hogs into the United States like it was before the US implemented C.O.O.L. – it was good for producers, it was good for processors. And that’s the way the WTO was supposed to operate.”
Opponents of the American labeling process say it’s a problem for Canadian meat producers because the US label is creating discrimination against Canadian products.
International Trade Minister Ed Fast says the ruling opens a door for retaliatory tariffs against US companies who continue to label their goods.