RULES OF ORIGIN

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE WORLD Trade Organisation's general council has been asked to approve global trading laws stating that fresh, slaughtered and butchered meat would legally be considered a product of the country where livestock is processed, not where it was reared. The recommendation comes from a special WTO rules of origin committee. It is trying to harmonise rules of origin internationally; at present all such regulations are national and can conflict, making trading difficult. The committee chairman recommended a line saying: "The meat, meat products, ...


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