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Environment

EU says seal ban takes account of WTO obligations

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Tuesday it was up to Canada to decide whether to take action at the World Trade Organization over an EU ban on seal products, but Brussels had worked hard to meet global trade rules.

“The EU institutions have looked at WTO issues and carefully listened to partners,” EU trade spokesman Lutz Guellner told Reuters.

“There is still work to be carried out on the implementation of the legislation, such as how the exemptions work in practice. The legislation adopted in parliament is non-discriminatory.”

Reporting by Darren Ennis; editing by Pete Harrison

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