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UAE Denies Change in Qatar Shipping Ban

UAE Denies Change in Qatar Shipping Ban

Thursday, 21 February, 2019 - 11:45
A ship docks in Abu Dhabi. Reuters file photo
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The UAE Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime has stressed in a circular that its policy regarding access to Qatar at UAE ports and border crossings has not changed.

The periodic circular is issued in line with official decisions, the UAE news agency, WAM, said on Thursday.

The Authority clarified that the news reports regarding export and import to and from Qatar are “inaccurate” and “misconstrued.”

According WAM, the Authority also pointed out that it is responsible for regulating the land and maritime transport sector in the UAE.

“Any regulatory procedures in this connection are under its jurisdiction. Any information in this regard are issued only by the Authority and none else.”

The statement came after reports that the UAE has eased the ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha.

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