After the U.S. rejected a request by Canada to remove a contentious meat labelling law, the Canadian government has asked the World Trade Organization for authorization to impose more than $3 billion a year in tariffs on products imported from the United States.
The U.S. says the labelling is necessary for safety reasons; Canadian meat producers say it is a protectionist measure created to compel Americans to buy domestic beef.
Canadian officials say the U.S. has only two options – repeal the law or pay billions in tariffs.
For more information, contact Brian Rowe, General Manager – Customs Consulting Services.
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