MENA: The Question of Palestinian Observership and Accession to the WTO

Tomer Broude*

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With the multilateral negotiations in the Doha Round in a state of suspended animation, the WTO continues to fulfill its fundamental roles in two main areas: the ongoing work of the dispute settlement system, and the accession of new Members. In the latter area, the past year has seen some progress with respect to the accession of Arab states. In addition, an overture towards future accession has been made by the Palestinians, in a formal request for WTO observership. At the same time, developments in intra-regional economic integration in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have not been significant, in comparison to the state of affairs set out in the previous issue of the EYIEL. It therefore seems appropriate to focus in the current issue on questions related to Arab participation in the multilateral trading system.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEuropean Yearbook of International Economic Law
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameEuropean Yearbook of International Economic Law
ISSN (Print)2364-8392
ISSN (Electronic)2364-8406

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2011, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


  • Full Autonomy
  • General Council
  • Observer Status
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Provisional Application


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