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Statement on Public Eye report on pre-payments to the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS)

Like many oil companies, Trafigura has bought crude oil from the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (RSS). The crude oil was delivered to Port Sudan via export pipeline. Under a contractual agreement, Trafigura provided pre-payments to the RSS Government. All pre-payments were made into bank accounts of the Central Bank of South Sudan.  Trafigura sought to follow UN guidelines regarding the remittance of the crude oil prepayments and has fully cooperated with the UN Panel of Experts.