Palestine’s Accession to the WTO: Any Legal Barriers?
Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 22(1), 2018
Posted: 10 Dec 2018
Date Written: 2018
This paper assesses the eligibility of Palestine's request to become an observer in the WTO. Additionally, it examines the appropriateness of seeking the observer status in light of the current economic and legal situation of the Palestinian Authority concerning foreign trade. In the beginning, this paper explains the role of the Paris Protocol in regulating the economic affairs between the IOA and the PA, and the legal issues relating to it. Next, the paper elucidates the context for seeking the observer status in the WTO, especially concerning the political environment of Palestine. After that, it analyses the legal criteria related to the PA observership.
Keywords: Occupied Palestine, Paris Protocol, Israeli Occupation, WTO
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