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The Mexican Front-of-Pack Labeling Reform: Is It Compatible with International Trade Law?


May 04, 2021

Mexico has by far the worlds highest death rate linked to obesity and other chronic diseases. As a response to the growing pandemic of obesity, Mexico has adopted a new compulsory front-of-pack labeling regulation for pre-packaged foods and non-alcoholic beverages. This article provides an assessment of the regulations consistency with international trade law and the arguments that might be invoked by either side in a hypothetical trade dispute on this matter.


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