October 20, 2014

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Chamber and NAM State Concerns Regarding COOL

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have informed Congress of their concerns with the pending World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and the potential impact of tariffs if the United States loses the case. In a letter to members of Congress, the Chamber and NAM said that if the United States loses the WTO case that Congress should “act as soon as possible to authorize and direct the secretary of Agriculture to rescind elements of COOL that have been determined to be noncompliant with international trade obligations by a final WTO adjudication. Such an action by Congress would not undermine COOL to the extent COOL is consistent with international trade obligations nor would it undermine the U.S. defense of COOL in WTO litigation.” The NAM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-chair the COOL Reform Coalition. 

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