The U.S. faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.
Chances of a breakthrough in global trade negotiations dimmed Dec. 4 as India refused to budge on food subsidies that are an obstacle to an eleventh-hour agreement at a World Trade Organization summit.
OMAHA, Neb. — In a statement with implications for the 2012 presidential race, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in Omaha, Neb., on March 5 that the Obama administration remains committed to a stronger rewrite of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rule and to the country-of-origin food labeling (COOL) program that has been challenged by the Canadian and Mexican governments at the World Trade Organization.
WASHINGTON — The United States and Brazil reached agreement on April 6 for a negotiated settlement in the longstanding dispute over cotton in the World Trade Organization. The settlement will avoid Brazil imposing up to $820 million in retaliatory measures on U.S. products and eventually may allow Brazil to export more pork and beef to the United States.
April 12, 2010
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