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Parliamentary questions
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25 January 2019
E-000406-19
Question for written answer E-000406-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ole Christensen (S&D)

 Subject:  Standards for farmed salmon in Norway
 Answer in writing 

Norwegian standards stipulate that salmon farmed in the country should be sorted according to quality. The lowest-quality salmon (known as produktionsfisk), may only be processed in Norway, and may only be exported from Norway after processing.

Does the Commission take the view that this practice is in line with the EEA Agreement? Article 13 of that agreement on the free movement of goods stipulates that exports may only be restricted ‘on grounds of public morality, public policy or public security; the protection of health and life of humans, animals or plants; the protection of national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value; or the protection of industrial or commercial property. Such prohibitions or restrictions shall not, however, constitute a means of arbitrary discrimination or a disguised restriction on trade between Member States.’

Original language of question: DA 
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