Switzerland to Lift Restrictions on Japan Food Imports
12:59 JST, August 1, 2023
Switzerland will lift all restrictions on imports of Japanese food products from Aug. 15, Swiss Ambassador to Japan Andreas Baum has said.
Baum clarified his country’s policy at a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori at the Swiss Embassy on Monday.
Uchibori has been meeting with ambassadors of European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member countries to seek early removal of import restrictions on Japanese food products, including marine products from Fukushima Prefecture. The restrictions were imposed following the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant,
Uchibori also plans to visit the embassies of Iceland and Norway.
The EU has announced that it will completely abolish import restrictions from Aug. 3. After Switzerland lifts its restrictions, there will be 10 countries and regions that still have them in place, including South Korea and China.
"WORLD" POPULAR ARTICLE
New Delhi Presses Firms in Japan, South Korea to Set Up Semiconductor Firms in India
Japanese, Chinese, South Korean Foreign Ministers to Work Toward Summit
Japan-Egypt Research Team Starts Excavation of What Might Be Egyptian King’s Tomb
Japan’s Kishida, South Korea’s Yoon Confirm to Cooperate Against N. Korea in San Francisco
Mao Zedong Statue Disappears from Chinese City; Removal Possibly Directed by Authorities
JN ACCESS RANKING
- Exports of Nishikigoi Carp to China Halted; Permits for Japanese Aquaculture Facilities By China Have Expired
- Japan April-Sept. Current Account Surplus Hits Record High
- AI-generated Child Porn Floods Japan-based Website (Update 1)
- BOJ Member Sought Tweak in Easing
- Japan’s Economy Contracts as Demand Wanes