Order 51: Suspension of Exclusive Agency Status of Iraqi State Company for Water Transportation

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Order 51: Suspension of Exclusive Agency Status of Iraqi State Company for Water Transportation
L. Paul Bremer, Coalition Provisional Authority
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COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY ORDER NUMBER 51


 SUSPENSION OF EXCLUSIVE AGENCY STATUS OF
IRAQI STATE COMPANY FOR WATER TRANSPORTATION


Pursuant to my authority as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority
(CPA), and under the laws and usages of war, and consistent with relevant U.N.
Security Council resolutions, including Resolutions 1483 and 1511 (2003),

Noting that the Iraqi State Company for Water Transportation (hereafter “the
Company”) is the successor in interest to the Iraqi State Organization for Water
Transportation (hereafter “the Organization”),

Noting further that the Company has performed exclusively as the maritime agent
in Iraqi ports, a role previously performed by the Iraqi State Enterprise for Iraqi
Maritime Agencies, a body of the Organization;

Understanding that the rights and obligations of the Organization have devolved
upon the Company,

Determined to create conditions for the development of a free market economy by
encouraging trade and open competition,

I hereby promulgate the following:

Section 1
Suspension of Exclusive Agency Status


1) The right of the Company to act as the exclusive maritime agent in Iraqi ports
is hereby suspended. The Company shall, however, be permitted to provide
maritime agency services in competition with other companies.

2) To the extent that Article 1 of Law Number 56 of 1985 (Maritime Agencies) or
any other provision of Iraqi law is inconsistent with this Order, those
inconsistent provisions are suspended.

CPA/ORD/14 January 2004/51

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