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W TO Orders U.S. to Gut U.S. Consumer Country - of - Origin Meat Label ing Policy, Further Complicating Obama Fast Track Push b y Spotlighting How Trade Pacts Can Undermine U.S. Consumer, Environmental Policies


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W TO Orders U.S. to Gut U.S. Consumer Country - of - Origin Meat Label ing Policy, Further Complicating Obama Fast Track Push b y Spotlighting How Trade Pacts Can Undermine U.S. Consumer, Environmental Policies

WASHINGTON - Today ’s final ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body against popular U.S. country - of - origin meat labeling (COOL) polic y spotlights how trade agreements can undermine domestic public interest policies , Public Citizen said today .

The WTO decision is likely to further fuel opposition to Fast Track authority for controversial “trade” pacts that would expose U.S. consumer and environmental protections to more such challenges .

(A list of so me of the past public interest policies undermined by trade pacts is below.)

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