(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula Online
Doha: 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.
The Government Communications Office said in a statement that "the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt unexpectedly announcedon June5, 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.
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