Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/205811
Authors: 
Malkawi, Bashar H.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal for Juridical Science [ISSN:] 0258-252X [Volume:] 36 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 58-96
Abstract: 
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) is generally regarded as a success story for economic integration in Arab countries. The idea of regional integration gained ground by signing the GCC Charter. It envisioned a closer economic relationship between member states. Although economic integration among GCC member states is an ambitious step in the right direction, there are gaps and challenges ahead. The best way to address the gaps and challenges that exist in formulating integration processes in the GCC is to start with a clear set of rules and put the necessary mechanisms in place. Integration attempts must also exhibit a high level of commitment in order to deflect dynamics of disintegration that have all too often frustrated meaningful integration in Arab countries. If the GCC can address these issues, it could become an economic powerhouse within Arab countries and even Asia.
Subjects: 
GCC
economic integration
customs union
WTO
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Accepted Manuscript (Postprint)

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