For the fifth time, Western Sahara Resource Watch publishes a detailed, annual overview of the companies involved in the purchase of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara. The illegally exploited phosphate rock is the Moroccan government’s main source of income from the territory it holds contrary to international law. Representatives of the Saharawi people have been consistently outspoken against the trade, both in the UN, generally, and to specific companies.
Continuing the trend of recent years, Canadian owned companies were responsible for over half of the exports of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara in 2017. From 2018, the two former importers Agrium and PotashCorp merged into what is now called Nutrien – by far the biggest purchaser of the conflict rock from occupied Western Sahara.
Download the full report from WSRW (Western Sahara Resource Watch) at : http://wsrw.org/files/dated/2018-04-24/pforplunder_2017.pdf