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Qatar Bans Saudi, U.A.E. Goods Days Before Embargo Anniversary

  • Shops must also remove products from Bahrain and Egypt
  • The four countries severed ties with Qatar in June 2017
A store attendant tidies the shelves at a market in Doha.

A store attendant tidies the shelves at a market in Doha.

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Almost a year after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, the gas-rich country decided to stop consuming goods from its rivals.

Qatar’s economy ministry ordered shops to strip shelves of products imported from the four countries, according to a circular sent on Saturday. Inspectors will visit stores to insure compliance with the ban.