According to the Wall Street Journal, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has decided for Canada and Mexico and against the United States in a battle over country-of-origin labeling (COOL) of meat products. The decision has reportedly been disclosed to the three governments and is expected to be made public in late September or early October, after which the United States has 60 days to appeal. Canada and Mexico argued that the COOL rules harmed them by restricting their competitiveness. In recent months, members of the food industry and of Congress have argued against the COOL requirements. Additional information appears in Issues 529 and 533 of this Update.