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UAE eases Qatar shipping ban

United Arab Emirates eases ban on shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a June 2017 boycott of Doha.

The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar, enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar in June 2017 over allegations it supports terrorism, a charge Doha denies.

An Abu Dhabi Ports circular dated February 12 cancelled previous directives that banned cargoes of Qatar origin from UAE waters and ports, and those of UAE origin from Qatar.

It maintained a ban on vessels flying the Qatari flag or owned by Qatari shipping firms or nationals. UAE-flagged vessels still cannot call at Qatar ports.

Read more on Al Jazeera.

 

Source: Al Jazeera

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