Trade ban WTO decision denied
According to the WTO, the limitations imposed by Russia on imports of live pigs, pork and pork products from the EU countries are not based on the OIE standards and are thus inconsistent with Russia's obligation to base its SPS measures on international standards.
"Despite the positive decision on Latvia, Russia disagrees with the decision of the Panel for the most part. About 2,500 infection sources of the African Swine Fever were registered in Baltic countries and Poland in less than 24 month; the epizootic situation continues deteriorating. This evidences inefficiency of measures taken by EU competent authorities to eliminate spots and provide proper protection," the Ministry said.