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Qatar knocks at WTO doors over Gulf trade boycott, files complaint

Qatar has triggered 60-day deadline for them to settle complaint or face litigation at WTO

ANI  |  Doha 

Saudi Arabia, Qatar
National flag of Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Photo: Shutterstock

Qatar has filed a legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge the by the four Arab countries, the local media reported.

Qatar has triggered a 60 day deadline for them to settle the complaint or face litigation at the and potential retaliatory trade sanctions.

Saudi Arabia, together with Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, have cut ties with Qatar, accusing the latter of supporting terrorism and maintaining ties with Iran.

The even issued a list of 13 demands to Qatar later last month, including closing Al-Jazeera, stopping supporting terrorism, and downgrading its ties with Iran, as major preconditions for ending their boycott.

The suit, however, does not include Egypt. Despite cutting travel and diplomatic ties with Qatar, Egypt has not expelled Qatari citizens or asked Egyptians to leave Qatar.

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First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 10:41 IST