WTO rules against ‘dolphin safe’ tuna labels
The Hill, 5/16/12
The World Trade Organization’s appeals court on Tuesday ruled against U.S. “dolphin safe” tuna labels, in a move that will likely enrage U.S. environmental activists. The ruling could be one of the most controversial in years. The tuna/dolphin case in the early 1990s sparked protests against the WTO’s predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
WTO final ruling in favor of fair access of Mexican tune exports to the United States
Embajada de Mexico, 5/16/12
The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body ruled in favor of Mexico and of the environment by finding that the dolphin-safe label contravenes the United States’ WTO obligations. The ruling recognizes efforts undertaken by Mexico and Mexican fisheries to promote dolphin and marine ecosystem sustainability.
The summary of key findings in the dispute settlement can be read here, at the WTO’s website.