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Seoul defies WTO ruling, vows to keep ban on Japan's Fukushima seafood

Seoul defies WTO ruling, vows to keep ban on Japan's Fukushima seafood | 24 Feb 2018 | South Korea vows to maintain its restrictions on Japanese seafood imports and appeal the WTO's ruling against additional radiation tests and bans on fishery products introduced in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. In 2015, Tokyo filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging South Korea's import bans that were introduced on certain fish caught in Japanese waters over fears of radiation following the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima power plant in March 2011. In its official complaint, Japan also challenged additional testing and certification requirements placed by Seoul on Japanese fish caught from eight prefectures near Fukushima.