A Study on the European Union’s Regulation on Import of Japanese Food after the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station
After the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station on March 11, 2011, many countries banned food importation in specific regions of Japan. The European Union adopted also emergency precaution measures for food imported from Japan in order to protect public health, animal health and the environment. According to the monitoring information of japan government and further development of the situation and occurrence data on radioactivity in food imported from Japan, EU repealed implementing regulations and adopted new regulations for food import control, including regulations regarding the maximum levels of the presence of radioactive material for food, sampling and analysis apply to food from specific areas, official check frequency and the requirement of official signed declaration. This paper attempts to analyze the EU food import management regulations from specific regions of Japan and the amendments of implementing regulations as a reference to discuss the relevant issues in Taiwan.