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African swine fever
EC ‘ready to act’ against Russian ban on imports of live pigs and pork

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THE European Commission says that it is working closely with EU member states and the Russian authorities in an attempt to get what it describes as ‘completely disproportionate trade restrictions’ lifted.

Russia imposed a ban on the importation of live pigs, fresh pig meat and meat preparations from all 28 EU member states in January, following the identification of two cases of African swine fever (ASF) in wild boar in Lithuania (VR, February 8, 2014, vol 174, …

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