Notice 014 – Qatar – Shipping issues for UK Exporters
24th July 2018
INTERNATIONAL TRADE NOTICE
NUMBER: 014 DATE: 7th June 2017
Qatar – Shipping issues for UK Exporters
Many of you will be aware that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, the UAE, and the internationally recognised Yemeni government severed their diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40159080) which has resulted in these countries blockading goods transhipping through their countries to Qatar.
UK companies are not blocked from trading with Qatar but they will experience difficulties getting their goods to market. The attached document gives a good outline of the problems faced by the shipping sector.
The British Chambers of Commerce will continue to monitor the situation and we will update you with further information as appropriate.
If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
International Trade Manager, Surrey Chambers of Commerce