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'Dolphin Safe' Tuna Decision Muddled

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.
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U.S. "dolphin safe" labels not WTO-safe

News / International Affairs : The Multilateralist (2 years ago)

The World Trade Organization's appellate body issued a ruling today that the U.S. use of  "dolphin safe" labels on tuna products discriminates against Mexican producers: [B]y excluding most Mexican tuna products from access to the “... Read Post

Argentina broke global trade rules: WTO

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (9 hours ago)

Argentina broke global trade rules by imposing a raft of hurdles for goods sold by partners including United States, the EU and Japan, a WTO disputes panel ruled on Friday. In the ruling, the World Trade Organization's watchdog arm ... Read Post

WTO Panel Rules Against Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (2 years ago)

On Wednesday the World Trade Organization ruled against the sale of cans of tuna labeled “dolphin safe,” arguing that the practice discriminates against Mexican fishermen and that the United States’ definition of “dolphin safe” tuna... Read Post

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