Agreements With Arab states

Country

Agreement

Signature date

Ratification Date

Conclusion Date

Remarks

Saudi Arabia

Trade and Economic Agreement

4/3/1972

16/4/1977

Valid

Amendment of article 15 was ratified by law 315 of 14/10/2003

Agreement on free trade area

20/1/2001

Decree 18 of 10/7/2001

As from 1/2/2002

Customs exemptions became 100%

Agreement in joint supreme committee

5/2/1991

Law 3 of 12/3/1991

 

The committee convenes periodically

Kuwait

Trade and Economic Cooperation agreement

 

 

17/12/1991

 

 

 

 

 

Decree  1 of 29/1/1992

 

 

 

Valid as from 17/12/1999

 

 

The agreement to encourage and to protect investment has been amended on the margin of the meeting of the joint technical committee convened on May 2010 and the agreement was ratified as per decree 13 of 2011 in preparation to become into force

Investment Encouragement Agreement

16/8/2001

Ratified as per law 12 of 2002

As from 23.3.2004

Bahrain

 

 

Trade and Economic Cooperation agreement20/11/1994

20/11/1994

Law 2 of 20/1/1995

Valid from 14/10/1996

 

Agreement to form a joint supreme committee

 

20/9/2000

 

 

 

Decree 4of 1/4/2001

 

 

Valid as from 18/12/2001

 

 

UAE

Trade and Economic cooperation agreement

2/4/200

 

 

Decree 430 of 30/9/2000

 

Valid as from 9/4/2000

 

Agreement to establish free trade zone

 

2/4/2000

 

Decree 55 of 30/9/2000

 

Valid as from 28/1/2001

 

On 1/1/2003 customs exemptions reached up to 100%

 

Agreement to encourage and to protect investments

26/11/1997

Law 14 of 1998

Valid as from 10/1/2001

 

Qatar

 

Trade and economic cooperation agreement

2/12/1990

Law 45 of 21/12/1990

Valid as from 27/3/1991

 

Minute of the Joint committee

 

 

4/5/2000

 

No need for ratification

 

 

Adopted by Prime Ministry published to all concerned authorities

 

It was agreed by the two countries to shorten the Arab Great Free Trade period to 2003 as per trade agreement signed between the two countries and it is not to be executed by customs

 

Memorandum of understanding concerning Qatari investment in Syria

23-24/10/2002

Adopted by the economic committee in its session 46 of 2003

Valid when signed

 

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

23-24/10/2002

Ratified by law 7 of 2004

Valid as from 27/4/2006

 

Agreement to establish a supreme joint committee

23/10/2003

Decree 91 of 2/3/2004

Valid as from 27/4/2006

 

GCC countries

Free Trade Zone agreement draft

Signed initially on 13/6/2004

 

 

 

Oman

 

 

Trade and Economic cooperation agreement

6/1/1990

Law 1of 7/3/1990

Valid as from 31/8/1991

 

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

14/9/2005

Law 23 of 2006

 Valid as from 1/6/2006

 

Jordan

Agreement to establish free trade zone

10/8/2001

Decree 9 of 2/2/2002

Valid as from 23/5/2003

On 1/1/2005 customs exemptions reached up to 100%

Agreement to establish free trade zone

10/8/2001

Ratified by decree 12 of 2002

Valid as from 11/5/2005

 

Yemen

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

9/10/1996

Law 18 0f 1998

Valid as from 22/7/2005

 

Commercial agreement

 

9/10/1996

 

 

 

Law 17 of 4/8/1998

19/11/1998

 

No customs exemptions

 

 

Economic agreement

5/3/1953

Decree 60 if 12/3/1995

Concluded on 25/3/1953 Valid as from 27/3/1953

It was agreed to free exchange of industrial products and reduction of 25% of customs duties annually as from 1/1/1999 as per law 4 of 4/8/1998 .

Lebanon

Agreements to encourage investments

12/1/1997  

 

Law 15 of 1998

15/9/1999

Signed during the meetings of the Joint Supreme Committee convened in Damascus on 18/7/2010 and are both ratified by the two parties

 Agreements to encourage investments

18/7/2010

Law 15 of 1998

15/9/1999

Signed during the meetings of the Joint Supreme Committee convened in Damascus on 18/7/2010 and are both ratified by the two parties

Agreement on economic and social cooperation and coordination

 

16/9/1993

 

 

 

 

Law 23 on 22/12/1994

 

 

 

Valid as from 26/11/1993

 

 

 

 

Also , it was agreed to free exchange of agricultural products and exemptions from customs duties as per tables stated in the minute of coordination commission meeting of 1999 ratified by decree 21 on 7/8/2000 as from ratification date on 7/8/2002

Iraq

Free Trade zone protocol

 

 

31/1/2002

 

 

 

 

Decree 14of 10/3/2001

 

 

 

 

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

 

29/8/2002

  

Under ratification

 

 

Supreme joint committee

13/8/2001

Under ratification

 

 

Scientific , trade , economic , cultural and technical cooperation agreement

 

13/8/2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/5/2002

 

 

 

 

 

Egypt

Trade agreement

19/7/1991

Decree 12 of 5/9/1991

1/12/1991

 

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

28/5/1997

Law 16 of 1998

5/10/1998

 

Supreme joint committee

 

3/5/1990

 

 

 

 Approved by Law 26 on 10/7/1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunisia

Trade agreement

22/5/1977

Law 35 of 15/3/1978

9/11/1978

 

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

23/4/2001

Law 11 of 2002

12/3/2003

 

Free Trade zone agreement

15/4/2002

Law 16 of 14/10/2003

Valid as from 10/3/2005

 

Algeria

Trade agreement 

14/9/1997

 

 

 

Decree 477 of 19/10/2000

 

15/4/2001

 

 

 

Replaced the agreement  of 1979

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

14/9/1997Decree 23 OF 2000

Valid as from 18/6/2002

 

The agreement has been amended during the meetings of the Joint Supreme Committee convened in April 2010 and it was ratified to prepare to become into force

Morocco

 

Economic and trade exchange organizing agreement

28/8/1972

Decree 969 of 21/3/1973

Valid as from 27/2/2003

 

Agreement to Encourage and to protect Investments

23/10/2001

Ratified by law 37 of 2002

Valid as from 29/3/2003

 

An agreement to form a joint supreme committee

 

11/4/2001

 

Decree 320 of 24/6/2001

 

 

 

Somalia

Trade agreement

17/1/1973

23/4/1973

26/5/1973

 

Economic and trade cooperation agreement and  organizing trade exchange

3/2/1978

31/7/1978

3/10/1979

 

Libya

 

Trade and economic cooperation agreement

2/3/1987

31/7/1978

10/3/1979

 

An agreement to encourage and to protect investments

2/8/1993

Law 7 of 1993

7/10/1995

 

Sudan

Agreement to encourage and to protect investments

17/1/2000

Decree 3 of 2001

1/9/2001

 

Free Trade Zone agreement

31/5/2001

Law /38/ of 20/5/2002

 

The agreement is not effective due to non agreement upon industrial commodities exception from agreement provision

An agreement to establish a joint supreme committee

31/5/2001

Ratified by the legislative decree 7 of 2001

Valid as from 31/5 /2001

As from the date of its ratification

Mauritania

Agreement to establish joint ministerial committee

3/1/2010

Ratified by decree 388 of 2010