Russia to challenge the decision of the WTO panel of arbitrators, which supported the claim of the European Union over Moscow imposed restrictions on the import of pork, offal and live pigs. On Thursday, September 1, said First Deputy Economic Development Minister Alexei Likhachev, RIA Novosti reported.
"We are seriously and will consult with regulators and with the business and define its strategy," - said Likhachev. He added that the appeal is filed within the time frame of the WTO, the agency reports.
19 August Rosselkhoznadzor has called a political decision of the WTO panel of arbitrators, which supported the EU in a dispute with Russia on the import of pork.
Earlier in the day, the WTO said that the restrictions imposed by Russia does not meet the requirements of the organization relating to sanitary measures. Russian ban on imports of pork from the EU is discriminatory, considered in an international organization.
In April 2014, the EU filed a lawsuit to the WTO of the introduction of Russian ban on pork supply.
Russia banned the import of pork and live pigs from the EU in January 30 2014, in connection with the outbreak of African swine fever. In April of the same year the Rosselkhoznadzor also restricted the supply of all kinds of pork products from Poland and Lithuania. The volume of exports of these products from the EU to Russia reached in the year 2013 1,4 billion euros.
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