WTO brands Russia’s pigmeat ban illegal

Monday 22 August 2016 12:15

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The World Trade Organisation has backed the EU in its row over Russia’s import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products. The move puts Moscow under pressure to back down over the ban, which it introduced in 2014, purportedly because of concerns related to cases of African swine fever (ASF). In a report published on Friday (19 August), a WTO panel declared the ban illegal in light of international trade rules. See also: EU spells out £3.3bn […]

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