Following the Cabinet decision on March 25, it has been decided that Mauritius will temporarily suspend the import of Japanese products. The government wants to be a little more vigilant because of the current nuclear crisis.
Hence, on Monday, a committee was chaired by the vice prime minister and minister for Social Integration and Economic Empowerment, Xavier-Luc Duval.
Immediate decisions were taken following this meeting. Food products and all agricultural commodities coming from Japan have been banned.
Vehicles that have been loaded in Mauritius after March 11, 2011, will be verified to check if there has been any radioactive contamination or damage caused by water.
All vehicles coming from Japan will be subject to strict control by a competent local authority. The situation is under strict control and other measures will be announced in due time.
It should be highlighted that Mauritius mainly imports electronic products, appliances and vehicles from Japan.
These decisions were taken following the meeting with the minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Arvin Boolell, minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security Satish Faugoo, minister of Industry and Commerce Showkutally Soodhun, minister of Tertiary Education Rajesh Jeetah, minister of Health and Quality of Life Maya Hanoomanjee and minister of Business, Enterprise, Cooperatives and Consumer Protection Michael Sik Yuen.
The committee will meet again on Thursday.