EC: the Russian ban on pork imports is an excessive measure

By: trademagazin Date: 2014. 01. 31. 12:12

Russia has stopped imports of pork from EU countries following an outbreak of African swine fever virus in Lithuania, Prime business news agency reported Thursday.

sertesOn Saturday Russia restricted pork imports from the Baltic state due to the ASFV outbreak there. European Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent described the Russian ban as excessive: “We think that such measures are disproportional. We will keep in contact with the Russian authorities to have the ban lifted,” he said. (Konsiczky Zoltán, MTI)

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