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WTO confirms Russian pork ban is illegal

25th Feb 2017 / By Alistair Driver

The World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body has confirmed that Russia’s import ban on live pigs, pork and other pig products from the EU violates international trade rules.

"The ruling concerns a ban imposed by Russia in 2014 because of the outbreak of African Swine Fever in areas in the EU close to the border with Belarus,” said the European Commission (EC) in a statement.

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