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European seal market has collapsed, says Ms Sara Olsvig

At the meeting of the Standing Committee in Stockholm, Ms. Sara Olsvig representing Denmark/Greenland raised the issue of a the collapse in the marked for seal products to the European Union.


After the EU banned import of seal products in 2010 the marked has collapsed and the Inuit exemption does not work. This was the message from Ms.Sara Olsvig to Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

A hearing in the European Parliament last week confirmed the collapse and that the Inuit exemption does not work as intended. Foreign Minister Bildt believed a continued dialog with the European Parliament on this issue will be necessary to change the current situation.

Thursday 16 Feb 2012