Egypt removes restrictions on seafood imports in Fukushima and other seven prefectures

Egypt removes restrictions on seafood imports in Fukushima and seven other prefectures November 4 at 11:49 a.m.

Import restrictions on marine products from seven prefectures, including Fukushima Prefecture, which Egypt has continued since the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, have been lifted.
Egypt has restricted the import of food from Japan after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and has since gradually relaxed restrictions, but has continued to take measures to requir the inspection of radioactive substances in marine products in seven prefectures, including Fukushima Prefecture.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Egyptian government has notified us that all regulations have been lifted as of November 2, which makes it easier to export marine products from seven prefectures: Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, and Chiba Prefectures.

As a result, there are no restrictions on the import of food from Japan throughout Africa.

On the other hand, 18 countries and regions, such as China and Taiwan, continue to restrict imports from some parts of Japan, and the government has decided to continue to call for the elimination of regulations.