State lifts ban on import of reconditioned vehicles from Japan

11 years, 11 months ago - 29 March 2011
State lifts ban on import of reconditioned vehicles from Japan
The ministerial committee review the import conditions for products of Japan to change its tune. The refurbished vehicles will again be tolerated but strict controls are required.

The state is reviewing its copy. Three days after the decision of the Council of Ministers to ban the import of second hand vehicles from Japan to prevent any risk of radioactive contamination in Mauritius, the ministerial committee appointed to look into the matter, eventually changed his gun shoulder.

Finally, import of reconditioned vehicles - "reconditioned" - is again tolerated. But all vehicles shipped from the Empire of the Rising Sun after March 11 will be subjected to scrutiny to verify possible levels of radioactivity and damage caused by water.

In any case, the decision this afternoon of Monday, March 28 by the committee which met under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister, Xavier-Luc Duval. In addition, any vehicle waiting to be shipped to Port-Louis will get a certificate issued by an accredited authority on radioactive contamination and damage caused by water.

The committee nevertheless maintains the decision Friday, March 25 to ban the import of food products from Japan following the earthquake that devastated the country fourteen days earlier. Furthermore tsunamis had ensued, nuclear Fukushima-Daiichi, northeast Japan, was damaged, prompting several countries in the Pacific region to take similar measures.

No agricultural products from affected regions will be imported. As for those from other prefectures, they will be subjected to rigorous checks. All other products are made in Japan controlled by the authorities concerned. Radiation Protection Authority (RPA), meanwhile, already before the grain.

To put together by the decision of the Council of Ministers on Friday, March 25, the president of Imported Vehicles Dealers Association (DIVA), Zaid Ameer, said he was satisfied that the state has returned to better feelings about what he s 'acts of vehicles shipped to Mauritius after March 11.

He believes that Port Louis will issue a letter to the organizations to check the condition of vehicles to reflect the decision of the ministerial committee. Ameer Zaid sees a blur in this regard in a statement to Radio One.

He also wondered whether the Mauritian government will continue to issue permits for the import of reconditioned vehicles, showing that all imported vehicles are in an area located more than 200 miles from Fukushima-Daiichi.