Israel removes import restrictions on food products from Japan

Israel has removed import restrictions on food items from Japan imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, bringing the number of countries and regions retaining such trade policies to 15, the Japanese government said Friday. The measure took effect Monday to exempt Fukushima and five other prefectures in Japan from submitting radiation inspection certificates for their food exports or having all the items tested upon entry to the Middle Eastern country, the farm and foreign ministries said. All food products from Fukushima and some items such as grain, seafood and mushrooms from Iwate…

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