The U-S is proposing new voluntary "Product Of USA" Or "Made In The USA" labelling for meat, poultry and egg products.
Canada will be monitoring the process closely as there's a growing concern that this may be similar to the mandatory Country of Origin Labelling legislation they had on fresh beef, pork and lamb.
Canada and Mexico launched a WTO challenge over m-COOL that resulted in the U.S. removing the labelling requirements for beef and pork.
Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canada will closely review the proposed amendments and will take part in the U.S. rule-making process to ensure that these changes conform to the U.S.' international trade obligations.
She notes the Canada and United States meat and livestock sectors are highly integrated.Click here to see more...