Apples from Fukushima to Be Exported to Thailand -EXSKF

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(UPDATE) I think I know why Fukushima has targeted Thailand. While China, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Brunai still ban the import of Fukushima produce, Thailand only requires certificates of radiation testing. In the same category as Thailand are Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. (See the PDF from the Ministry of Agriculture, cache captured bythis blog.)

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Rejoice, wealthy residents of Bangkok! In addition to peaches from Fukushima, now you can buy apples from Fukushima at an inflated price.

Fukushima Minpo (11/11/2012) just reported (I saw the headline at Kyodo News):

モモに続いてリンゴも輸出 本県産、今月にもタイへ

Following peaches, Fukushima apples to be exported to Thailand, starting this month

県は今月下旬以降、タイに県産のリンゴを輸出する。タイの首都バンコクの大型商業施設で販売され、好評だったモモに続いて企画した。県の担当者は「モモに続き、安全でおいしい県産農産物の知名度アップにつなげたい」と意気込んでいる。

Fukushima Prefecture will start exporting apples grown in the prefecture to Thailand, starting later this month. Apples will be sold at a large commercial complex in the Thai capitol Bangkok. The prefectural government planned the apple export after the peaches…

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