The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping has announced that, following the lifting of the arms embargoes previously imposed by the United Nations and the European Union on Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, it is taking steps to repeal the prohibition orders which implemented the embargoes.(1)

The restrictions set out in Circulars 21/2015, 28/2014 and 38/2014 relating to Côte d'Ivoire and in Circulars 7/2014 and 24/2010 relating to Liberia have been rescinded with immediate effect.

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(1) Prohibition Orders PI 509/2014 and PI 430/2015 regarding Côte d'Ivoire and PI 345/2010 and PI 285/2014 regarding Liberia.