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U.S. Wins Trade Case Over ‘Dolphin Safe’ Tuna Labeling

Posted October 27, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Vicki Needham – The Hill)

The United States on Thursday won a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a long-running dispute over dolphin-safe tuna labeling requirements.

Two dispute panels found that the United States took all the necessary steps to change its tuna labeling measures to ensure that they are in line with WTO rules.

“I am pleased that WTO panels have finally agreed with the overwhelming evidence that U.S. dolphin-safe labeling requirements are accurate and fair,” said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Since 2008, Mexico has challenged the labeling saying the policies discriminated against their industry. Click here to read more.

Related: WTO Compliance Panel Reports