Russia will dispute the claims of the EU on the supply of pork

Россия оспорит претензии ЕС по поставкам свинины

The EU believes that Russia has not complied with the requirements of the WTO

The country has no plans to withdraw from the WTO because of the claims of the European Union.

Russia is going to convene a new panel of arbitrators to re-examine already completed the requirements of the WTO on the supply of pork from the European Union. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Director of the Department of trade negotiations Ministry of economic development Maxim Medvedkov.

“The EU has not yet explained to us his decision. We are still in December demonstrated, the WTO and the EU, which has fulfilled all the decisions lifted the ban on the import of pork due to ASF (African swine fever – ed.), it acts only on bradenburg. We sent copies of all decisions by the Rosselkhoznadzor pursuant to the decision of the arbitrators. But the EU believes that we have not complied with those requirements, and did not agree with our arguments”, – said Medvedkov.

According to officials, the EU requires from Russia to direct cash compensation for a ban of deliveries of pork. He said that the way the European Union wants to achieve from WTO permission to retaliate, “to compensate for their losses, for example, to raise tariffs on Russian goods”.

The Director of the Department noted that Russia has no plans to withdraw from the WTO because of the claims of the EU. About this possibility previously stated in the Federation Council.

As reported Корреспондент.netearlier it became known that the European Union intends to collect from Russia of 1.39 billion euros a year because of the restrictions on the import of pork. The WTO has already sent the requirement of Brussels to the court of arbitration.