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Russia's ban on fish imports from Latvia, Estonia violates WTO rules

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The European Union thinks that Russia's ban on imports of fish products from Latvia and Estonia violates rules commonly accepted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), a spokesperson for the European Commission said.

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Russia's agricultural watchdog, Roselkhoznadzor, imposed temporary restrictions on Latvian and Estonian canned and preserved fish imports on June 4 citing high levels of a toxic substance called benzopyrene.

"The EU considers this ban as unjustified, since it's not compatible with WTO rules," the official said.

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