Canadian Ag officials are threatening retaliation unless the U.S. throws out its Country of Origin Labeling Law. They’re also pressing U.S. farm bill conferees to pass an amendment to accomplish that. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says he thinks the Canadians are just blowing smoke and have no real legs to stand on until the WTO lets them.
Johnson also says the Canadians are talking out of both sides of their mouth because they and several other WTO member countries already have their own labeling laws in place.
He says the reason Canadian officials are threatening retaliation and wanting to get U.S. elected officials to change the law is that they know they’re going to lose their case at the WTO and in the courts.