AWSA’s protest about the phosphate importations has gone international with the latest shipment to Hobart aboard Christine O becoming news on
international websites, with links in Switzerland and now Germany.
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Impact Fertilisers, the Tasmanian firm receiving the consignment of
phosphate rock from Western Sahara, has recently acquired a new majority owner in Ameropa, a company based in Switzerland. Swiss MPs have signed a protest to the company explaining that to trade in phosphate sold by the Moroccan company OCP, but sourced in Western Sahara is interfering with the peace process aimed at resolving the dispute over the country it annexed in 1975:
“By taking part in the trade of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara,
your subsidiary, Impact Fertilisers is profiting from the illegal occupation
of the territory and abuses the law. This contributes to undermine the
efforts of the United Nations for a peaceful solution to the conflict².
Germany has now become involved as the Christine O bringing the current
shipment to Hobart has German owners.