In violation of the CJUE ruling, France receives a second shipment of Western Sahara

Paris, February 11, 2017 (SPS) - A second shipment of goods from Western Sahara is due to arrive in Rouen, Normandy, France on Saturday, as opposed to the decision of the European Union Court of Justice of 21 December, as reported by Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) .

The BBC Magellan anchored at the port of the Saharawi capital of El Aaiun was seen and photographed on 4 February with salt cargo from the territory of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco, the same source said.

This is not the first time that the France receives a shipment from Western Sahara, remember that Olvea, a company specialized in the production and commercialization of oils, received a large quantity of fish oil from the occupied territory at the port of Fécamp, Despite the protests of the Frente  POLISARIO, a legitimate representative of the Saharawi people, the Saharawi community in France and French associations.

The EU Court of Justice ruling of December 21 made it clear that the association and liberalization agreements that are established between the EU and Morocco are not applicable in Western Sahara because of their special status guaranteed by the UN Charter.

WSRW recalls that it is not yet known the customer of this de-icing salt load that is generally used in Europe by the municipalities or states on slippery roads in winter.

 

This monitoring network of the looting of the Saharawi natural resources estimates that imports are often carried out by a private or public import company.

It is likely, according to WSRW, that the salt comes from the production plant of Umm D'baâ in the occupied Western Sahara or from Akfhennir in southern Morocco.

The BBC's Magellan spacecraft, a 5,444 tonne cargo vessel, sails under the flag of Antigua and Bermuda and is operated by the German shipping company BBC Chartering, WSRW says.

The Frente  POLISARIO had filed a complaint in January to the Interregional Customs Directorate of Rouen on the cargo of fish oil imported "illegally" from Western Sahara.

 

In early February, the owner of the Danish company Dansk Vejsalt, which imported from Western Sahara from 2013, had declared that it would end these imports from Western Sahara, a territory occupied by Morocco. SPS

 

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