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Riyadh bans Jordanian company for sending Israeli goods to Saudi

February 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

A news report has revealed that the authorities in Riyadh have slapped a ban on any dealings with a Jordanian company which has, it is claimed, exported Israeli produce to Saudi Arabia. The company involved manufactures fertilizers and industrial chemicals and apparently used phosphoric acid from Israel in the materials it then exported to Saudi.

According to the Saudi newspaper Okaz, a source at the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Riyadh said that the decision to ban this Jordanian company came after the Israeli material was discovered during routine inspections by customs officers. The matter was referred to higher authorities for a banning order against the Jordanian company responsible on the grounds that it had “clearly violated the instructions and regulations banning the entry of Israeli products into Saudi markets”.

Amman and Tel Aviv have had normal economic and diplomatic relations since the 1994 signing of the controversial Wadi Araba Peace Treaty between Israel and Jordan.