Philippines lifts ban on meat, agriculture imports from Fukushima

Japan fukuPhilippines has lifted the import ban on meat and other agricultural products from Japan’s Fukushima, nine years after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant disaster in 2011

This was announced by Japan’s foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Philippine’s foreign secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr in a joint press brief.

As reported on the Rappler.com, Motegi welcomes Philippines’ decision to lift the import ban of food products from Japan. Motegi said that the initiative will extend the reach of safe food from Fukushima as well as other parts of Japan to the people in the Philippines.

In May 2019, the Philippine’s Department of Agriculture lifted the import ban on a number of fish species coming from Fukushima, with an aim to improving the market access of the Philippines' agriculture exports to Japan, added the source.

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