Mexico loses WTO tuna dispute against US
Mexico on Thursday lost a complaint at the World Trade Organization against the United States over Washington's requirements on the use of 'dolphin-safe' labelling on tuna products.
Mexico had claimed that US measures were discriminatory, pointing out that in order to obtain such labelling, Washington requires varying documentary evidence that depended on where the tuna is harvested or how it was fished.
However, WTO arbitrators threw out Mexico's arguments.
They noted that Mexican tuna products were not given lesser treatment compared to products originating from the United States or elsewhere.
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