G7 calls for immediate repeal of Japanese seafood ban to put pressure on China

Regulation & Compliances
Published Oct 30, 2023

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The G7 trade ministers called for the immediate end to import restrictions on Japanese seafood, which has put pressure on China. They also expressed concern about China's restrictions on graphite exports and condemned economic coercion and trade weaponization. The ministers did not mention the Middle East crisis but emphasized the need to improve humanitarian aid delivery during natural disasters.
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The G7 trade ministers held a weekend meeting in Osaka and later issued a statement calling for the repeal of the ban on Japanese seafood. The statement did not name China (Chinese Communist Party), but condemned the increasing use of trade to impose economic coercion. The 10-page statement said: "We regret the weaponization of economic dependence and are committed to establishing free, fair and mutually beneficial economic and trade relations." On August 24, when Japan began to discharge treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, the CCP completely suspended Japanese seafood imports. On August 27, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment announced a survey of seawater near Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. Sampling results showed that the concentration of the radioactive substance tritium was below the lower limit of detection. The Ministry of Environment said that the discharge of nuclear wastewater into the ...
Source: Epochtimes
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