Classical Swine Fever in Jonava district, Lithuania has caused Russia and Belarus to ban the import of pork from Lithuania.
Russia’s food safety experts have promised that the export of live pigs to Russia from Lithuania will not be allowed until all outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever is successfully eliminated.
Live pigs supplies to Russia stopped on 1 June, when Classical Swine Fever was discovered in the three complexes at a farm in Jonava district. It is also important to note that Russia is the main sales area for Lithuania pork industry.
Belarus has also banned imports of pork from Lithuania, which temporarily halts the import of live pigs and products, as well as trophies, made of wild boar. Belarus has applied the same sanctions on Russia.