Romanian authorities make pressures to re-open the EU market for Romanian pork meat and pork meat products to be able to export to the EU, a press release of the European Affairs Department reads. Meat deliveries and pork meat products from Romanian companies were banned in 2003 because Romania used to vaccinate pigs to eradicate the classical swine flu.

Romanian authorities urged the European Commission to re-consider the decision and open the EU market to Romanian producers.The ban was extended until December 31, 2009 because in 2007 the European Commission considered that the problem was not solved.

Several communitarian inspections will take place in Romania to follow the evolution of the classical swine flu after authorities stopped vaccination. Based on these results, EC will take a decision on the matter.