Russia Lifts Bans on Marine Products from Japan; Those from Fukushima Still Require Additional Documentation
As of March 26, the Russian government had lifted almost all prohibitions on marine products from Japan that had been introduced due to fear of radioactive contamination in the wake of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants, owned and operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). Bans on marine products produced in Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Ibaraki, Chiba and Niigata Prefectures have been fully lifted. Those from Fukushima Prefecture are accepted with additional documentation that they are free from contamination, and more.
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On September 22, a dispute settlement panel (henceforth referred to as “the panel”) of the World Trade Organization (WTO)—ruling on the issue of the South Korea’s ban against and regulation of the import of marine products from eight Japanese prefectures, including Fukushima, owing to the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) belonging to the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)—said that the import ban was an “unjustifiably discriminate” measure, and released a report recommending corrective action by South Korea. It also advised South Korea to similarly lift its demand for additional inspections on all Japanese food products. The ruling represented a victory for Japan, which had lodged a complaint against the series of restrictions.