Newspaper article China Post

Legislative Committee Moves to Block Japanese Food Imports

Newspaper article China Post

Legislative Committee Moves to Block Japanese Food Imports

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Lawmakers on Monday moved to order the central government to keep Taiwan's ban on food products from five Japanese prefectures affected by a nuclear disaster in 2011.

After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Taiwan banned food imports from Fukushima as well as from nearby Chiba, Ibaraki, Tochigi, and Gunma.

In May, Japan's Kyodo News Service said Taiwan may be easing the ban as early as July -- a report that Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration has denied.

Taiwan lawmakers on Monday gave preliminary approval to two motions that demanded that the five-prefecture ban stay.

Both motions also called for bolstering inspections on imports from elsewhere in Japan.

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A version authored by Kuomintang Legislator Alicia Wang ([. …

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