HONG KONG (Reuters) – The pinnacle of Hong Kong’s surroundings and ecology division mentioned the town will ban seafood from 10 Japanese prefectures if Tokyo plans to launch handled radioactive water from the broken Fukushima plant into the ocean.
Surroundings and Ecology Secretary Tse Chin Wan instructed reporters on Wednesday that the ban consists of all stay, frozen, frozen, dried or in any other case preserved aquatic merchandise, sea salt and unprocessed or processed seaweed.
The transfer comes a day after Hong Kong chief John Lee mentioned the town would ban seafood from a number of Japanese prefectures if Tokyo continued to dump the sewage.
The town is Japan’s second largest marketplace for agricultural and fishery exports, after mainland China. Within the 12 months By 2022, Japan will export 75.5 billion yen (536 million yen) of fishery merchandise to Hong Kong, in response to Japanese authorities statistics.
Japan’s plan, permitted by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, has confronted home and overseas opposition over meals security considerations. The nation says the releases can be protected and meet worldwide requirements.
Japan has made a robust request to Hong Kong authorities to not impose a ban on meals imports from Japan over its plans to launch handled radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo’s overseas ministry mentioned Wednesday.
Tese and Secretary Basic Eric Chan mentioned the matter with the Japanese Consul Basic in Hong Kong and burdened that the federal government has strict procedures to make sure meals security.
The ban will apply to water imports from Tokyo, Fukushima, Chiba, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Gunma, Miyagi, Niigata, Nagano and Saitama, he mentioned.
(Reporting by Twinnie Siu and Farah Grasp; Enhancing by Jacqueline Wong and Simon Cameron-Moore)