The WTO rejected the appeal of Russia on the supply of pork

27.02.2017

The world trade organization (WTO) rejected the appeal of Russia on the organization decision to invalidate the ban of Russia on deliveries to the country of swine and swine products from the European Union

In late September, Russia has submitted the appeal on WTO ruling on the dispute "the Russian Federation – measures to restrict the import of live pigs, pork and other pig products from the European Union".

On 19 August came the report of the arbitration panel, whereby import restrictions in the Russian Federation of live pigs and pork from the European Union was recognized as contrary to WTO rules except for restrictions in respect of Latvia that, despite a positive decision on the latter country, and became one of the grounds of appeal filed.

The Rosselkhoznadzor since 30 January 2014 banned in Russia pork products from EU countries to obtain security guarantees from the European Commission. The decision was made after an outbreak of African swine fever were recorded in Lithuania. In mid-February, another hotbed of African swine fever was detected in Poland.

In the European Union this prohibition is called disproportionate and sent a request to the WTO with a request to form an expert group on settlement of the dispute over Russia imposed a ban on the import of pork products from EU countries.


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