Trading restrictions imposed against Kuwait
Trading restrictions imposed by Kuwait
- Arab League Boycott of Israel: Kuwait's Position
Whilst Kuwait is a member of the Arab League it appears that only the primary boycott prohibiting member states from engaging in direct trade with Israel is being enforced. i.e.
- Vessels under Israeli flag / registry and/or Israeli owned are not allowed to enter Kuwaiti waters.
- Vessels having Israeli officers / crew on board are not allowed to enter Kuwait waters.
- Cargo of Israeli origin or produced by Israeli Government, companies or nationals are prohibited.
The secondary boycott prohibiting trade with companies trading with Israel and the tertiary boycott prohibiting contact with companies trading with blacklisted companies no longer appear to be enforced, but there has been no official circular issued stating that it has been waived.
Members trading vessels to Kuwaiti ports which have previously traded to Israel or have been owned and/or chartered to Israeli interests would be well advised to consult with their port agents beforehand to ensure compliance with the regulations.