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Mexico Says Round Two Of COOL Is No Better

Mandatory country-of-origin labeling (MCOOL [4]) has been a contentious issue for U.S., Mexican and Canadian producers for years. When the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in legal action against the U.S. MCOOL law, the U.S. had until May 23, 2103 [5] to make changes to bring the law into compliance. However, USDA offered regulations that cattlemen in all three nations said made the situation worse, not better. Andres Piedra, [6] chief economist with CNOG, the Mexican cattlemen's association, describes Mexico's possible response, with interpretation by Saul Mercado, a veterinary consultant from Austin, TX.