Alliance Rubber Company Supporting Efforts To Preserve The Cool Act

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USA Foundation states the WTO does not have the right to interfere with domestic laws of the United States.

“This legislation is significant for the U.S. consumer as it impacts the quality and safety of what is purchased and consumed at home,” Bonnie Swayze, President of Alliance Rubber Company, said.

As the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Act comes under debate, Alliance Rubber Company is pleased to announce that it is working with The Made in the USA Foundation to help protect U.S. consumers.

Although more than 90% of U.S. consumers favor the Country of Origin Labeling Act, as noted in a survey by the USA Foundation, the World Trade Organization ruled this summer that “COOL,” which requires that grocery stores across the United States tell consumers where their meat, fish, chicken, and produce originate, discriminated against imported beef.

“The WTO does not have the right to interfere with domestic laws of the United States. When the U.S. joined the WTO, it agreed to do so only if the WTO could not overrule U.S. law,” Joel D. Joseph, general counsel of the Made in the USA Foundation, said. “This law does not discriminate against any country, it merely requires labeling. Consumers have a right to decide whether to buy U.S. or imported meat, and accurate labeling is a consumer right.”

Bonnie Swayze, President of Alliance Rubber Company, stated, “We’ll be working to support The Made In USA Foundation in their efforts to overturn the WTO’s ruling. This legislation is significant for the U.S. consumer as it impacts the quality and safety of what is purchased and consumed at home.”

To learn more about the Made in the USA Foundation and the “COOL“ Act, please visit: http://madeusafdn.org/.

About Alliance Rubber Company
Since 1923, Alliance Rubber Company has been dedicated to “Holding Your World Together.” The company works closely with produce and floral growers to make certain they can meet the ever-changing needs of the U.S. market. Their packaging products were specifically designed to meet country or origin labeling requirements (“COOL”) with the broadcast and best selection of rubber bands and ProTape® for bundling. For more information on Alliance, visit http://www.rubberband.com or call 800- 626-5940.

Alliance Rubber Company is currently sponsoring a $500 rubber band contest. Learn more by visiting: http://www.rubberband.com/new-a-events/our-blog-bandology.html or by using your smart phone to scan the Quick Response Code on specially marked packages of Alliance products. Individuals can also visit us on Facebook to learn more at: http://www.facebook.com/alliancerubbercompany?ref=mf

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