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

Mexico - 22 April 2021

Trade topics: International Trade Law

Mexico has by far the world’s 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 regulation’s consistency with international trade law and the arguments that might be invoked by either side in a hypothetical trade dispute on this matter.

Author(s): Amrita Bahri, Sofia Charvel