A statement from the Gibraltar Government on 18th August explained that Gibraltar had received a request to providing further information in support of its application for the restraint of the departure from Gibraltar of the Grace 1 and its cargo of oil, in anticipation of forfeiture proceedings to be commenced in the US.  Gibraltar’s Central Authority stated that decision to refuse the request was made due to the differences between EU and UK law, and US law. 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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