Thu, 26 Nov 1998: Lithuania, Estonia continue meat war…



The inspectorate did not deny its move is an answer to the Lithuanian game with Estonian meat.Lithuania banned meat processing company Rakvere Lihakombinaat's exports, claiming that the company used meat imported from North America which does not meet European Union veterinary standards.Estonia also referred to veterinary standards when it decided to restrict Lithuanian meat exports. Mati Loit, the inspectorate's deputy director, said no more licenses were issued because Lithuanian pork and pork products do not meet Estonian veterinary standards.According to veterinary rules, pork from pigs vaccinated against swine fever cannot be brought into the country. There was an outbreak of swine fever in Lithuania a few years ago, and pigs are still... Read the rest of this entry »

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