Palestine’s Accession to the WTO: Any Legal Barriers?

Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 22(1), 2018

Posted: 10 Dec 2018

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Osayd Awawda

Birzeit University - Faculty of Law and Public Administration; University of Melbourne, Law School, Students

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Awawda, Osayd, Palestine’s Accession to the WTO: Any Legal Barriers? (2018). Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration 22(1), 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3249923

Osayd Awawda (Contact Author)

Birzeit University - Faculty of Law and Public Administration ( email )

Ramallah
Palestine

HOME PAGE: http://www.birzeit.edu/en/faculty-staff/osayd-awawda

University of Melbourne, Law School, Students ( email )

University Square
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.linkedin.com/in/osayd-awawda/

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