|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 35|
Council Decision of 20 December 2018 establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the Union regarding the proposed extension of the EU-PA Action Plan.
The Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on Trade and Cooperation between the European Community, of the one part, and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority (PA) of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, of the other part, entered into force in 1997. The Agreement forms the legal basis for the bilateral relations between the EU and the PA and provides for duty-free access to EU markets for Palestinian industrial goods, and a phase-out of tariffs on EU exports to Palestine over five years.
The Joint Committee established by the Interim Association Agreement is to adopt a recommendation concerning the extension of the EU-PA Action Plan by three years, to ensure the continuation of cooperation between the two parties. On 13 November 2018 the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy presented a joint proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the Union within the Joint Committee.
|Subject Tags||External Trade | Trade Agreements|
|Countries / Regions||Palestine|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|