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Russia Appeals WTO Ruling on EU Pork Import Ban

  • 6 Oct 09:10

Russia Appeals WTO Ruling on EU Pork Import Ban As was widely anticipated, Russia has appealed against the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s judgement that its ban on imports of EU pig meat products was against WTO rules. Appeals can take up to three months to complete. If the original judgement is upheld, Russia will have to remove the ban within a ‘reasonable period of time’ or face retaliatory measures. The Russian import ban was imposed in early 2014, in response to outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Poland and the Baltic States. Although the disease has not spread beyond these countries, the Russian ban affected the whole EU. A number of other importers have restricted shipments. Read more...