The dispute over American Country of Origin Labeling has come to a head with the World Trade Organization announcing its final ruling Monday morning.

The WTO has decided Canada and Mexico will be allowed to impose one billion dollars in tariffs annually on US products.

Canadian Cattleman's Association President Dave Solverson says he thinks the number could've been higher, but is happy with the outcome.

"It's a large enough number to get their attention, we still are using these retaliation tariff to get some action for repeal so we don't want it to go to tariff's we want the legislation to repeal it."

Back in May, the WTO ruled that American Mandatory labeling laws violated international trade commitments, as these requirements put Canadian and Mexican meat at a disadvantage to American products.

Solverson says the tariffs could go into effect as early as a couple weeks time.