Taiwan negotiating with Japan on ‘acceptable’ solution to food ban

The Japan Times 
Date: JAN 6, 2019

TAIPEI – President Tsai Ing-wen has said that her government is seeking an “acceptable” solution to the thorny issue of the island’s import ban on Japanese food products imposed after the 2011 nuclear disaster.

During a question-and-answer session with foreign media at the Presidential Office on Saturday, she said her government has consistently stressed the importance of food safety while basing its decisions on scientific evidence and international standards.

“In the future, we will continue to communicate with Japan under the spirit of the World Trade Organization and hopefully find a solution both sides find acceptable,” she said.

The remarks were her first on the ban since Taiwan voted in a November referendum to maintain the prohibition on agricultural imports and food from five Japanese prefectures.    [FULL  STORY]

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