The next potential creeping Canada-U.S. trade beef: beef
Canada has the option to strike the U.S. with about $1-billion in retaliatory tariffs if it reimposes mandatory country-of-origin labelling for beef.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, bottom right, will be tasked with finding a way to reimpose COOL if a Senate bill passes. However, Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, top right, says she has received assurances from the U.S. that it will abide by WTO rulings. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Aidan Chamandy and photograph courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture