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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community, of the one part, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of the other part - Protocol 1 on the arrangements applying to imports into the Community of agricultural products originating in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - Protocol 2 on the arrangements applying to imports into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip of agricultural products originating in the Community - Protocol 3 concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - Final Act - Joint Declarations - Declaration by the European Community
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 24/02/1997
Date of Entry Into Force 01/07/1997
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement To consolidate ties between the Palestinians and the European Union in the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and pave the way for the commencement of negotiations with a view to concluding a Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement.
Remarks Specific objectives of this Agreement are: - to provide an appropriate framework for a comprehensive dialogue, allowing the development of close relations between the Parties; - to establish the conditions for the progressive liberalization of trade; - to foster the development of balanced economic and social relations between the Parties through dialogue and cooperation; - to contribute to the social and economic development of the West Bank and Gaza Strip; - to encourage regional cooperation with a view to the consolidation of peaceful coexistence and economic and political stability; - to promote cooperation in other areas which are of reciprocal interest. In force until the conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement (Article 75). There is also a human rights clause.
OJ Reference L187, 16/07/1997, p. 3
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestinian Authority
Authentic Texts Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters External Relations
Middle East
Clause(s)
Human rights Article 2 Agreement
Human rights - Suspension Article 70 Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 32 Agreement
Management Joint Committee
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Date 03/06/1997
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 2 June 1997 concerning the conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community, of the one part, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip; OJ L187 of 16/07/1997, p.1
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 113
Treaty EC: Article 130Y
General Comments Framework Agreement ; Comprehensive Agreement ; Euromed


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