Eleven years after the nuclear disaster in Japan’s Fukushima, Taiwan will start importing food and agricultural products from the disaster area again from the end of February.
Cabinet spokesman Lo Ping-cheng told the press on Tuesday in Taipei. According to the spokesman, the security of the imported goods will be checked through inspections at the border.
The move comes after pressure from Japan and in view of Taiwan’s plans to join the CPTPP trade bloc, a free trade agreement targeting countries around the Pacific Ocean.
China still bans food imports from Fukushima and the surrounding prefectures, and South Korea doesn’t import fish from nearby waters.