• Kyodo


Under an international trade dispute settlement system, South Korea has agreed to discuss its import restrictions on Japanese fishery products following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, farm minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Tuesday.

“We received a response (from South Korea) on Friday in Geneva saying it will respond to our country’s request for consultations,” the agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister said, referring to the first step in the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement process.

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