Want China Times
Taiwan is working toward lifting a ban on food imports from Japanese prefectures
affected by the 2011 nuclear meltdown, but the timeline will depend on further evaluation by health authorities, the country’s foreign minister, David Lin, said Monday.
“I believe we’re moving in that direction,” Lin said after an event in Taipei, in response to a reporter’s question on whether Taiwan is working toward lifting the ban on Japanese products from areas affected by the nuclear disaster.
Since Taiwan tightened regulations on imported Japanese food on May 15, “to date there have been no safety concerns associated with food products imported from Japan,” Lin told reporters after a ceremony, in which Taiwan’s diplomatic allies donated money to dust explosion victims.
The minister said the Ministry of Health and Welfare is making further assessments and the government is also looking at how other countries have been dealing with the situation. [FULL STORY]