Some time next summer, a WTO panel will likely issue its findings on the Canadian-Mexican challenge to U.S. country-of-origin labelling. Here are some of the main arguments the panel will consider
by PATRICK O’NEIL
Trade law can bring to mind Bill Clinton’s famous defense, “It depends on what the meaning of the word is is.”
Questions like “define the word ‘necessary’ in this context” or the Australian position that “the second sentence of TBT Article 2.2 elaborates on the meaning and fundamental discipline of the first sentence” seem eerily similar.