Russian Federation — Measures on the Importation of Live Pigs, Pork and Other Pig Products from the European Union

Status: Pending

Respondent: Russian Federation

Complainant(s): European Union,

Third Parties: South Africa, Brazil, United States, China, Chinese Taipei, Norway, Japan, Korea, India, Australia,

Dispute Number: DS475

Link to Dispute Site:

On April 8, 2014, the European Union requested consultations with Russia concerning certain measures adopted by Russia affecting the importation of live pigs and their genetic material, pork, pork products and certain other commodities from the European Union, purportedly because of concerns related to cases of African Swine Fever. The European Union claims that the measures at issue are inconsistent with:

•Articles 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7, 8, Annex B, and Annex C of the SPS Agreement; and  

•Articles I:1, III:4 and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.

On June 27, 2014, the European Union requested the establishment of a panel.  At its meeting on July 22, 2014, the DSB established a panel.  The United States, Australia, Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Korea, Norway, and South Africa reserved their third-party rights.




Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
05/19/2015 U.S. Responses to the Questions to the Third Parties
05/02/2019 U.S. Third-Party Comments on Russia Preliminary Ruling Request
04/21/2015 U.S. Third Party Oral Statement at the Third-Party Session of the First Meeting of the Panel with the Parties

First Written Submission of United States


Appellate Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
11/24/2016 U.S. Third Participant Opening Statement at the Oral Hearing
10/14/2016 U.S. Third Participant Submission and Executive Summary


Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by the European Union
Brief Date Brief Description
08/09/2019 U.S. Third Party Executive Summary
07/26/2019 U.S. Third-Party Answers to Panel Questions
07/10/2019 U.S. Third-Party Oral Statement
06/17/2019 U.S. Third-Party Submission 
05/02/2019 U.S. Third-Party Comments on Russia Preliminary Ruling Request