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R-CALF sees MCOOL opening for beef due to new EV origin requirements

Any resurrection requires at least a little faith.

No one is more confident than R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard in restoring the mandatory label of origin or MCOOL for meat.

MCOOL is popular with many consumers and US livestock producers.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that MCOOL hurt Canada and Mexico as a non-tariff trade barrier that would cost the U.S. billions.

Bullard sees the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act as a “dramatic shift.” He said it moved Congress away from “submissive compliance” with WTO-enforced national trade obligations to the same advantages of imported products as domestic ones.

According to some bipartisan economic models, the Inflation Reduction Act will not lower prices.

Bullard likes the wording of the bill to import “Made in China” electric vehicles A tax credit of $7,500 is required and the policy applies only to final assembled EVs. North America.

He said it was a country of origin clause.

“This Effectively ends the significant subsidies enjoyed by the Communist Party of China’s electric vehicle makers,” Bullard said. “Congress has made it clear that it will no longer blindly follow outdated international trade rules that run counter to America’s best interests.

The lobbying and trade association representing U.S. cattle producers said Congress has a “new direction” that should pave the way for the passage of U.S. beef labeling laws.

The law Mandatory country of origin labeling or MCOOL beef will be required. Bipartisan sponsors are Senators John Thune, R-SD, Jon Tester, D-MT, Mike Rounds, D-SD, and Cory Booker, D-NJ.

The Labeling Act overturns Congress repealing the MCOOL that applies to beef, fruit, vegetables, fish, chicken, and lamb. Bullard said reinstating the MCOOL “embodies the same boldness to serve America’s best interests, as Congress “has now given the domestic EV supply the same”.

The 2002 and 2008 Farm Bills require the enactment of the MCOOL. Congress in 2009 required labels indicating where animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The WTO rules against the U.S. over beef after protests from Mexico and Canada. Congress repealed the MCOOL in 2015.

“Supporting cattle producers is and will always be our number one priority, which is why we have introduced legislation that provides a way forward for the recovery of the MCOOl for beef,” Thune and Tester at Agri – said in a guest editorial on Pulse, com.

The U.S. beef labeling law will give the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) six months to develop a recovery plan in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture. If USTR fails, the law would take effect a year after it was passed.

The two major sponsors said they wanted to put the “American Product You Can Trust” label on beef.

The full name of R-CALF USA is Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America. It is a national survivability. ”

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