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Greater Arab Free Trade Zone (GAFTA)

Syllabus of the Subject - Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA) / Arab League

  1. Introduction to the Greater Arab Free Trade Zone (GAFTA), or Pan-Arab Free Trade Zone
  2. The role of the Arab League (LAS) in the Pan-Arab Free Trade Area
  3. Main advantages for member countries
  4. Arab Customs Union
  5. Arab Common Market

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

The Subject «Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)» belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade, Religions & Business
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Business, World Trade, Ethics, Religion & Business
  3. Courses: Islam & Business, Business in the Middle East, Business in the Maghreb

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

Doctorates and Masters in International Business adapted to the students from the countries of the Arab League: Bahrain Master / Doctorate in Business Bahrain, Kuwait Masters, Doctorates, Foreign Trade, Business Kuwait, Oman, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Oman, Qatar, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Yemen, Jordan Master International Business, Foreign Trade Jordan, Lebanon, Master, Doctorate, International Business, Foreign Trade Lebanon, Palestine, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Palestine, Syria, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Syria, Egypt, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Somalia, Sudan, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Sudan, and Iraq, Master Doctorate International Business Iraq.

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Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Gran Zona Árabe de Libre Comercio (GAFTA) Study, Master in International Business in French Grande zone arabe de libre-échange (GZALE) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Grande Área Árabe de Livre-Comércio (GAFTA).

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Description - Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)

The Greater Arab Free Trade Zone (GAFTA), or Pan-Arab Free Trade Zone, was created by the Economic and Social Council of the Arab League with the aim of improving trade facilitation, promoting intra-regional trade, economic unity and liberalisation, and removing technical barriers to trade between 17 Arab countries:

  1. Middle East: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
  2. Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia
  3. The Arab League countries that are not members of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA): Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, and Somalia.

All the member countries of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) are members of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Arab League

  1. Arabic name: منطقة التجارة الحرة العربية الكبرى
  2. Entry into force: 1/1/1998.

The GAFTA Free Trade Agreement applies to industrial, agricultural and animal products (exempt from customs duties).

Products that are prohibited (to be marketed) by religious, environmental, safety and health products prohibited for trade are excluded.

Intra-regional trade between Arab countries is dominated by Saudi exports (petroleum-related products).

The Arab Customs Union was announced by the Arab League in 2009 in order to achieve a customs union in 2015 and an Arab Common Market in 2020 in order to increase trade and integration between the member countries of the Greater Arab Free Zone. Commerce (GAFTA).

The Greater Arab Free Trade Zone (GAFTA) belongs to the Arab Economic Area and the Maghreb Economic Area of Islamic Civilization.

The Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA) belongs to the Arab Economic Area and the Maghrebian Economic Area of the the Islamic Civilisation.



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