MEFTA


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MEFTAMiddle East Free Trade Area
MEFTAUS-Middle East Free Trade Agreement
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This article discusses (1) whether external trade intervention, such as the proposed MEFTA initiative, will lead to greater economic integration of the Arab world into the multilateral trading regime and (2) whether MEFTA can serve as the catalyst to enhance intraregional trade and investment.
However, IPS reporter Emad Mekay, in February 2005, informed of the World Bank's plan to partially fund Palestinian MEFTA infrastructure with loans to Palestine.
Through MEFTA, MEPI, and other components of our economic and trade policy, we are supporting efforts of Middle Eastern countries to reform and liberalize, while simultaneously increasing market access opportunities for U.
Regarding the creation of a regional MEFTA, the Bush administration is proposing a plan of graduated steps for each country to achieve FTA status: 1) join WTO (World Trade Organization); 2) sign TIFA (Trade and Investment Framework Agreement; 3) sign BIT (Bilateral Investment Treaties); and 4) conclude with FTA.
One of the projects that we're going to be undertaking is to try to develop some numbers that estimate what the potential gains are for intraregional as well as transoceanic trade were a MEFTA to come into being.
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The FTA with Oman is similar to other MEFTA FTAs and has three basic parts: new tariff schedules, broad commitments to open markets and provisions to support those commitments, and protections for labor and the environment.
The proposed FTA with Oman is similar to other MEFTA FTAs and has three basic parts: new tariff schedules, broad commitments to open markets and provisions to support those commitments, and protections for labor and the environment.
The MEFTA was billed as part of a plan to fight terrorism--in this case, by supporting the growth of Middle East prosperity and democracy--through trade.
MEFTA would consist of 16 entities in the Middle East and four in North Africa.