Qatar files “illegal siege” complaint with WTO
Move in response to Saudi-led bloc’s move to cut ties in June
Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce said a complaint has been lodged with the WTO against Gulf States who have cut ties with the country, reports the Associated Press.
“The complaint accuses the siege countries of violating the WTO’s core laws and conventions on trade of goods and services, and trade-related aspects of intellectual property,” the Qatar ministry was quoted as saying.
“The arbitrary measures taken by the siege countries are a clear violation of the provisions and conventions of international trade law.
“Furthermore, the illegal siege is unprecedented in the framework of economic blocs,” Qatar’s economic and commerce minister Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassem bin Mohammed Al-Thani said in the statement.