Impact Fertilizers halts phosphate imports from occupied Sahara
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The Tasmanian based fertilizer producer Impact has stopped its imports from Western Sahara.

Published 21 October 13

Mr. Jim Mole, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Impact Fertilisers wrote on 21 October to the Australia Western Sahara Association stating “Impact Fertilisers has not sourced phosphate rock from Western Sahara for a considerable period of time now… Additionally, we have no current plans to source product from this region in future.”

Western Sahara Resource Watch has followed Impact's imports for a number of years. See video to the right. 

The Australia Western Sahara Association welcomes the decision by Impact Fertilisers to halt importing phosphates from the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

On 30 September this year the Swedish government pension fund divested from another Australian phosphate importer, Incitec Pivot Ltd, as a result of its trade in phosphate from Western Sahara.

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