EU Claims Russian Livestock Ban Violates WTO Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The European Union on Monday asked Russia to lift its ban on the import of pigs, cattle and other livestock from its member states and questioned the country's commitment to the World Trade Organization.

The EU said in a statement that it will take "all opportunities" to ensure the ban, which took effect on Tuesday, is lifted. Russia moved to ban the import of livestock from EU member nations last month, citing, among other reasons, the outbreak of the Schmallenberg virus, which causes stillbirths and birth...
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