Mexico claims to have won a World Trade Organization ruling on "Dolphin Safe" labels where the objectives of the United States were found to be legitimate, just maybe not applicable worldwide. Any countries harvesting tuna in the Pacific Ocean from Southern California to Peru and out almost to Hawaii could qualify for the "Dolphin Safe" label if they are careful. But all too often, tuna are captured using methods involving the chase, netting, and drowning of dolphins.
Although the full implications are unclear, the World Trade Organization has decided that American trade rules on tuna are overly restrictive.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling against its dolphin-safe tuna labeling regime, a spokesman for the U.S Trade Representative said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization found on Tuesday that U.S. rules on dolphin-safe labels for canned tuna run counter to international trade laws, siding with Mexico in a long-running dispute and opening the door t...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is appealing parts of a World Trade Organization ruling that found rules on dolphin-safe labels for canned tuna discriminated against Mexico.