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Reinsch Responds to USDA Final Rule on COOL
Date: 3/1/2016
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – Today, National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Bill Reinsch issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture making public its final rule to repeal U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements for beef, chicken and pork.

"Today's repeal of COOL requirements is a wise decision to comply with our international obligations. It not only demonstrates our nation's commitment to a rules-based trading system, but also avoids costly retaliation from regional trade partners. Following years of inaction, we can finally put the dispute to rest and forge a more prosperous future for all of North America."

The NFTC is a member of the COOL Reform Coalition, which advocates for U.S. compliance with WTO obligations.



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