Last week, Mexico filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization related to the U.S. country-of-origin labeling law. This follows Canada's previous action with involved its own WTO filing.
The complaint initiates a 60-day consultation period between the two countries. If the issue is not resolved after that period, Mexico can ask the WTO to set up an investigative panel.
Canada's action with WTO occurred earlier this month, alleging that the law will impose unnecessary costs on meatpackers using Canadian animals and that COOL could lead to more extensive and restrictive labeling requirements in other countries.
Source: Associated Press