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