February 22, 2018 / 3:27 PM / 6 months ago

Japan wins WTO dispute over South Korean bans on Fukushima-related food

TOKYO/GENEVA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

In a ruling that can be appealed by either side, a WTO dispute panel said South Korea’s measures were initially justified but keeping them in place violated the WTO’s sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) agreement, and urged Seoul to take corrective action. (Reporting by Yuka Obayashi and Tom Miles; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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