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 Navigating the uncertainty of doing business with Qatar
Broadcast timings on 19 July 2017
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On Monday, 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to close off access to the Gulf country, with a boycott on air, sea or land traffic to and from Qatar, with other Arab and African countries following their lead. The political and economic boycott has had major implications for international trade.

On June 30, 2017, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Commerce, published in the Federal Register a correction to title 15 C.F.R. Parts 300-799 (revised as of January 1, 2017). On page 498, in supplement number 4 to part 744, under United Arab Emirates, the entry should be removed for ‘‘Indira Mirchandani’’.

On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain followed by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt  Yemen, and one of Libya’s interim governments cut diplomatic relations with, and trade ties with Qatar. The UAE issued a statement which said it was “based on the insistence of the State of Qatar to continue to undermine the security and stability of the region.”  In the statement the UAE said the following steps were taken:

On May 26, 2017, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 170303229-7229-01] that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding sixteen persons to the Entity List. The sixteen persons who are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These sixteen persons will be…

On March 29, 2017, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket No. 170103009-7300-02] that amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing seven persons under ten entries from the Entity List. This rule removes four persons listed under the destination of Germany, one person listed under the destination of Hong Kong, one person listed under the destination of India, one person listed under the destination of…