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U.S. senators urge coronavirus delay to June 1 USMCA trade deal start date

“‘Even absent the pandemic, a June 1 deadline would be highly aggressive, and raises questions as to whether businesses have the information they need to adjust to the new rules and comply by that date,’ the senators wrote. ‘We ask you to delay the proposed June 1 entry into force and work with Congress and stakeholders to determine a more feasible timeline.’”

[Reuters]

USDA admits it may be misleading consumers with “Product of USA” labeling

“FSIS will now consider a second rulemaking that will: ‘. . . limit ‘Product of USA’ and certain other voluntary U.S. origin statements to the labeling of meat products from livestock that were slaughtered and processed in the United States.’”

[Food Safety News]

U.S. investigates child labor in Ivory Coast cocoa supply chains

“Reuters was unable to determine what CBP plans to do with the information it gathers, but the spokesperson said the agency has the authority to block imports when information indicates they have been made with forced or indentured labor.”

[Reuters]

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