EXCLUSIVE: Qatar blockade limits trade and people movement

27 June 2017

Fifty-nine individuals and 12 entities included in terror list

Additional measures to ensure compliance with new government regulations related to the trade blockade imposed on Qatar are hampering the processing of purchase orders, especially for multinational companies operating in the UAE.

“Each purchase order has to be validated to ensure the buyer or shipping address does not belong to any of the 59 individuals and 12 entities included in the terror list published by the government,” an employee of a UAE-based multinational firm’s export controls and compliance division tells MEED.

For some multinational firms, the concern is not so much in the delay of product shipments or the increase in shipping costs as much as the interruption in their ability to deploy service personnel from the UAE to Qatar.

“We have always shipped products from Germany directly to Qatar, so delays in product delivery are not a major concern,” one source tells MEED. “The greatest impact of the new measures is on our ability to deploy service personnel in Qatar, where we maintain a small number of staff.”

It is understood that it has become difficult to obtain visas for non-European passport holders entering Qatar, even if the first point of entry is either Oman or Kuwait.

An employee from another multinational company, which moves assets around the six GCC states to cater to oil and gas and construction projects, tells MEED they currently have a high number of assets stuck at Hamad port.

“We do not know when we can obtain the clearance to move these assets from Hamad port…. We are being asked to wait with no clear date when the containers can leave the port,” the source tells MEED.

The list of entities designated by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt include:

  • Qatar Volunteer Center – Qatar
  • Doha Apple Company (Internet and Technology Support Company)
  • Qatar Charity – Qatar
  • Sheikh Eid al-Thani Charity Foundation (Eid Charity) – Qatar
  • Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services – Qatar
  • Saraya Defend Benghazi – Libya
  • Saraya al-Ashtar – Bahrain
  • February 14 Coalition – Bahrain
  • The Resistance Brigades – Bahrain
  • Hezbollah Bahrain – Bahrain
  • Saraya al-Mukhtar – Bahrain
  • Harakat Ahrar Bahrain – Bahrain Movement

The designated individuals are:

  • Khalifa Mohammed Turki al-Subaie – Qatari
  • Abdelmalek Mohammed Yousef Abdel Salam – Jordanian
  • Ashraf Mohammed Yusuf Othman Abdel Salam – Jordanian
  • Ibrahim Eissa al-Hajji Mohammed al-Baker – Qatari
  • Abdulaziz bin Khalifa al-Attiyah – Qatar
  • Salem Hassan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari – Qatari
  • Abdullah Ghanem Muslim al-Khawar – Qatari
  • Saad bin Saad Mohammed al-Kaabi – Qatari
  • Abdullatif bin Abdullah al-Kuwari – Qatari
  • Mohammed Saeed bin Helwan al-Sakhtari – Qatari
  • Abdul Rahman bin Omair al-Nuaimi – Qatari
  • Abdul Wahab Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Hmeikani – Yemeni
  • Khalifa bin Mohammed al-Rabban – Qatari
  • Abdullah bin Khalid al-Thani – Qatari
  • Abdul Rahim Ahmad al-Haram – Qatari 
  • Hajjaj bin Fahad Hajjaj Mohammed al-Ajmi – Kuwaiti
  • Mubarak Mohammed al-Ajji – Qatari
  • Jaber bin Nasser al-Marri – Qatari
  • Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi – Egyptian
  • Mohammed Jassim al-Sulaiti – Qatari
  • Ali bin Abdullah al-Suwaidi – Qatari
  • Hashem Saleh Abdullah al-Awadhi – Qatari
  • Ali Mohammed Mohammed al-Salabi – Libyan
  • Abdelhakim Belhadj – Libyan
  • Mahdi Harati – Libyan
  • Ismail Muhammad Mohammed al-Salabi – Libyan
  • Al-Sadiq Abdulrahman Ali al-Ghuraini – Libyan
  • Hamad Abdullah al-Futtais al-Marri – Qatar
  • Mohamed Ahmed Shawky Islambouli – Egyptian
  • Tariq Abdelmagoud Ibrahim al-Zomor – Egyptian
  • Mohamed Abdelmaksoud Mohamed Afifi – Egyptian
  • Mohamed el-Saghir Abdel Rahim Mohamed – Egyptian
  • Wajdi Abdelhamid Mohamed Ghoneim – Egyptian
  • Hassan Ahmed Hassan Mohammed al-Dokki al-Houti – UAE
  • Hakem al-Humaidi al-Mutairi – Saudi / Kuwaiti
  • Abdullah Mohammed Sulaiman al-Moheiseni – Saudi
  • Hamed Abdullah Ahmed al-Ali – Kuwaiti
  • Ayman Ahmed Abdel Ghani Hassanein – Egyptian
  • Assem Abdel-Maged Mohamed Madi – Egyptian
  • Yahya Aqil Salman Aqeel – Egyptian
  • Mohamed Hamada el-Sayed Ibrahim – Egyptian
  • Abdel Rahman Mohamed Shokry Abdel Rahman – Egyptian
  • Hussein Mohamed Reza Ibrahim Youssef – Egyptian
  • Ahmed Abdelhafif Mahmoud Abdelhady – Egyptian
  • Muslim Fouad Tafran – Egyptian
  • Ayman Mahmoud Sadeq Rifat – Egyptian
  • Mohamed Saad Abdel-Naim Ahmed – Egyptian
  • Mohamed Saad Abdel Muttalib Abdo al-Razaki – Egyptian
  • Ahmed Fouad Ahmed Gad Beltagy – Egyptian
  • Ahmed Ragab Ragab Soliman – Egyptian
  • Karim Mohamed Mohamed Abdel Aziz – Egyptian
  • Ali Zaki Mohammed Ali – Egyptian
  • Naji Ibrahim Ezzouli – Egyptian
  • Shehata Fathi Hafez Mohammed Suleiman – Egyptian
  • Muhammad Muharram Fahmi Abu Zeid – Egyptian
  • Amr Abdel Nasser Abdelhak Abdel-Barry – Egyptian
  • Ali Hassan Ibrahim Abdel-Zaher – Egyptian
  • Murtada Majeed al-Sindi – Bahraini
  • Ahmed al-Hassan al-Daski – Bahraini 

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