USTR - U.S. compliance in WTO "dolphin-safe" labeling dispute 

July 12: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced that the United States has fully implemented the recommendations and rulings of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a dispute brought by Mexico on the U.S. dolphin-safe labeling program.

According to a USTR release, the WTO found that the dolphin-safe labeling requirements were inconsistent with non-discrimination obligations. The amendments to the regulations address this concern by requiring as a new condition to use the label certification that no dolphins were killed or seriously injured during fishing operations occurring outside the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP).



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