Canada ready for $1 billion of sanctions against U.S. over labels

Categories: Canadian Legislative Issues, Top Stories | Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 4/10/2013 | Views: 391

Canada is prepared to impose sanctions of up to C$1 billion ($980 million) a year against the United States unless it complies with a WTO order to redesign its meat labels, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Tuesday. The United States introduced country of origin labels for meat in 2009. Mexico and Canada successfully argued before the World Trade Organization that the labels were discriminatory and Washington has until May 23 this year to change them.

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Source: Reuters Canada