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U.S. loses bulk of appeal in WTO tuna case
May 16, 2012 / 3:00 PM / in 5 years

U.S. loses bulk of appeal in WTO tuna case

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. rules on tuna labeling are inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules, the WTO’s Appellate Body said on Wednesday, in a judgment that largely backed Mexico’s original complaint against “dolphin friendly” labeling in the United States.

A yellow fin tuna lays on ice at JMS Seafood, a fish wholesaler in the New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx section of New York City June 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Appellate Body found the U.S. labeling rules were not even handed and meant that competition on the U.S. market was “to the detriment of Mexican tuna products”.

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Alison Williams

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