Abu Dhabi – The United Arab Emirates has today denied easing the ban on exporting and importing to and from Qatar at UAE ports.
The UAE today issued a statement clarifying news reports regarding export and import of goods to and from Qatar at ports in the Emirates.
The UAE Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime denied in a circular any change in its policy regarding access to Qatar at UAE ports and border crossings.
The Authority clarified that the news reports regarding export and import to and from Qatar are inaccurate and misconstrued.
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.
Qatari-flagged and owned vessels are still prohibited from docking in Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital. Vessels from the UAE “aren’t allowed to call on Qatari ports,” according to the Abu Dhabi Ports statement.