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WTO rule Russian ban unlawful

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A WTO review panel have declared that the import ban on EU live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products imposed by Russia in early 2014 is against international trade rules.

The ban was originally imposed over what the EU stated were a limited number of cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in areas in the EU close to the border with Belarus. Now that the WTO has ruled the ban unlawful, it is worth considering the options that may avail themselves as a result of this decision.

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To read what these options may look like, click here.

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Vikki Campbell, Senior Analyst

Vikki.Campbell@ahdb.org.uk, 024 7647 8741