AGRIBUSINESS: NFU Calls COOL Retaliation ‘Scare Tactics’
Canadian and Mexican trade officials recently made threats of retaliatory action over the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Law, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture published its final rule of last week to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling.
The National Farmers Union sent a letter to Congressional leadership telling them to not let these threats bully them. NFU says USDA’s final rule fully complies with the WTO’s ruling and resolves the dispute of how COOL is implemented.
NFU maintains imminent retaliation is nothing more than a scare tactic designed to persuade Congress to change the COOL law.