Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/205813
Authors: 
Malkawi, Bashar H.
El-Shafie, Mohammad I.
Year of Publication: 
2019
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of World Trade [ISSN:] 1011-6702 [Volume:] 53 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 243-272
Abstract: 
Rules of origin (ROO) are pivotal element of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA). ROO are basically established to ensure that only eligible products receive preferential tariff treatment. Taking into consideration the profound implications of ROO for enhancing trade flows and facilitating the success of regional integration, this article sheds light on the way that ROO in GAFTA are designed and implemented. Moreover, the article examines the extent to which ROO still represents an obstacle to the full implementation of GAFTA. In addition, the article provides ways to overcome the most important shortcomings of ROO text in the agreement and ultimately offering possible solutions to those issues.
Subjects: 
rules of origin
GAFTA
Customs
WTO
International trade
Arab countries
JEL: 
F1
F14
F10
F15
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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