IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: No inception date

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

A bill (H.R.2393) now under consideration in Congress would seek to bring the United States into compliance with its obligations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) with respect to country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for certain agricultural commodities. In 2008 Canada and Mexico challenged in the WTO the COOL provisions in the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by the 2008 Farm Bill. These include the obligation to inform consumers at the retail level of the country of origin in respect of covered commodities, including beef and pork. The eligibility for a designation of a covered commodity as exclusively having a U.S. origin can only be derived from an animal that was exclusively born, raised and slaughtered in the United States. The dispute-settlement panels generally found in favor of the petitioners. The Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 would amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken. On May 29, 2015 the Committee on Agriculture in the House of Representatives approved the bill; the full House then approved the bill on June 10, 2015. It still awaits action in the Senate.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020110 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020120 Other cuts with bone in
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020220 Other cuts with bone in
020230 Boneless
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020312 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020319 Other
020322 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020329 Other
0207 Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020711 Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled
020712 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020713 Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
020714 Cuts and offal, frozen
020726 Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
020727 Cuts and offal, frozen
020742 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020745 Other, frozen

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