Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Dirty Laundry - Dubai Port Parent Firm Enforces Israel Boycott

This "exclusive" article found at The Jerusalem Post:
ht: The Drudge Report

The parent company of a Dubai-based firm at the center of a political storm in the US over the purchase of American ports participates in the Arab boycott against Israel, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The firm, Dubai Ports World, is seeking control over six major US ports, including those in New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Baltimore. It is entirely owned by the Government of Dubai via a holding company called the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCZC), which consists of the Dubai Port Authority, the Dubai Customs Department and the Jebel Ali Free Zone Area.


Moreover, the Post found that the website for Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone Area, which is also part of the PCZC, advises importers that they will need to comply with the terms of the boycott.

In a section entitled "Frequently Asked Questions", the site lists six documents that are required in order to clear an item through the Dubai Customs Department. One of them, called a "Certificate of Origin," "is used by customs to confirm the country of origin and needs to be seen by the office which ensures any trade boycotts are enforced," according to the website.

We all know, the more we dig, the more we are going to find. If these "Global" Muslim run companies want to participate in business operations throughout the world - they should expect to operate in a manner and standards that the 72.46% of the rest of the world (non-Muslim) expects to operate. For DP World - "It's Time To Put Up Or Shut Up"

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