By Daphne Psaledakis

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU executive said on Friday that it had asked Czech authorities to clarify a decision to ask states to test exports to the country for African swine fever.

“We’ve been in touch on this issue,” a spokeswoman said, adding that the European Commission had asked the Czech veterinary authorities to clarify their intentions.

EU controls ensure the safe trade of products, she said, saying “any additional measures are considered unjustified.”

(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel)