7 months PH lifts import ban on agri, fish products from Fukushima MB |Biz
By Madelaine B. Miraflor The Philippines has lifted the restrictions it imposed on the importation of agricultural and other food products coming from areas affected by the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan in 2011 almost a year since the Japanese government made such request. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol The ban, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, is meaningless anyway. “I consider the ban, issued by the previous administration, as just a bureaucratic gobbledygook and an overreaction to an issue which did not really affect the Philippines,” Piñol said. “It was a ridiculous bureaucratic exercise for the simple reason the fish ... more