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Trade Facilitation with Reference to Selected Arab Countries

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This study aims at shedding light on the concept of trade facilitation, its importance, the challenges to be addressed, and the experiences of different countries in this regard to be used as lessons learned to benefit from and emulate. The study also reflects on the current negotiations of WTO in connection to the issue of trade facilitation, and provides an account of the suggested amendments put forth by ESCWA member countries to improve three articles of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994, namely articles 5, 8 and 10.