Russia bans Belarussian pork

2 Sep 2013


Russia has blocked the import of pork and pork products from Belarus following outbreaks of African swine fever in the regions of Grodno and Vitebsk.

Exports of Belarussian pork have already been blocked by Latvia, ambulance Lithuania, sick Poland and Ukraine.

This is a serious blow to the Belarussian food industry as a whole as Russia is a major market for its pork products.

At the same time, Russia has lifted a ban on some Lithuanian pork products.  Lithuania exported around half its pork to Russia three years ago before a ban was put on it.


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