Qatar takes measures to combat illegal goods coming in from blockading nations

Qatar takes measures to combat illegal goods coming in from blockading nations

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By QLNews

Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) recently issued a circular which instructed shops and shopping complexes in Qatar to remove goods originating from the four blockading countries.

The decision was carried out in a very organised manner, without any panic to people, and it came in for high praise from the country’s citizens and expatriates alike.

Qatar has issued a directive to find new suppliers for the variety of goods impacted due to the blockade to protect the safety of consumers in the country and to combat improper trafficking of goods, reported The Peninsula.

The Government Communications Office said in a statement that “the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt unexpectedly announced on June 5, 2017, that they would close its land and sea borders, as well as its airports, territory and airspace, to goods destined for Qatar. These measures impacted all goods passing across (or that could pass across).  They further subsequently adopted a series of ancillary restrictions and arbitrary exceptions.”

“To protect the safety of consumers in the State of Qatar and to combat improper trafficking of goods, the Government issued a directive to find new suppliers of the variety of goods impacted. Products originating from the blockading states, which as a result of the blockade cannot pass the GCC Customs Territory, has to undergo proper import inspections and customs procedures.”

“Qatar conducts its trade policy in accordance with all of its multilateral and bilateral agreements,” the statement said.

Picture courtesy: The Peninsula

By pioneerpec• 29 May 2018 15:55
pioneerpec

Dont confuse...

There is no discarding of items...the items are removed from shelves and returned back

By zuma222• 28 May 2018 18:14
zuma222

I've been waiting for so long to see a diaper made in Qatar.

By ridhwanb• 28 May 2018 14:13
ridhwanb

Alhamdullilah! Its a great holy month of Ramadan. And we pray to almighty ALLAH that they all re-unites with peace. May ALLAH protect all Muslims from all calamities.

By JNF Auto Rent WLL• 28 May 2018 13:39
JNF Auto Rent WLL

Well done.

We support Qatari stand and initiatives.

Any such goods seized may be distributed to the needy poor instead of discarding.

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