A long-sought victory for B.C. beef producers.
The head of the BC Cattlemen’s Association is applauding U.S. Congress for repealing a controversial meat-labelling law.
Kevin Boone says the measure was nothing more than protectionism.
He says it greatly reduced cross-border meat exports, and cost the Canadian beef and pork industries hundreds of millions of dollars.
“It created an atmosphere or a regulation that caused our cattle to have to be segregated in the plants in the U.S. before labelling. Costs were added because they could not co-mingle cattle from Canada and the U.S.”
Earlier this year, the World Trade Organization found the law violated international trade rules.