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Morocco lifts post-Fukushima restrictions on food imports from Japan

  • September 11, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:51 p.m.
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Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)–Morocco has abolished restrictions on food imports from Japan that it imposed in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011, Japan’s Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Friday.

The number of countries and regions with such measures now stands at 19, down from 54 just after the tsunami-triggered accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

The North African country no longer requires certificates of radiation checks for food products shipped from 13 Japanese prefectures including Fukushima, Miyagi and Ibaraki, or certificates of origin for those from other prefectures.

In 2019, Japan’s exports to Morocco of food products, including green tea, came to 38 million yen.

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