US ex­pands tougher ‘dol­phin-safe’ rules

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

The United States, fac­ing sanc­tions for dis­crim­i­nat­ing against Mex­i­can tuna im­ports, is ex­pand­ing tougher rules for la­bel­ing tuna “dol­phin-safe” on the rest of the world in­stead of eas­ing up onMex­ico. Last fall, theWorld Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion ruled that the United States was un­fairly us­ing stricter track­ing and ver­i­fi­ca­tion stan­dards on tuna fish­ing in the wa­ters from San Diego to Peru, where Mex­i­can fleets op­er­ate, than it was im­pos­ing on fleets else­where. In re­tal­i­a­tion, Mex­ico has been pre­par­ing to slap $472 mil­lion in tar­iffs against im­ports of high fruc­tose corn syrup from the United States.

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