VOL. XXXI

NO. 16

25-JANUARY-1988

GCC-EC

Tariff Issue Could Delay GCC-EC First Stage Accord

Agreement on the first phase of the proposed trade accord between the GulfCooperation Council (GCC) and the European Community (EC) could be reached byApril or May of this year provided the two sides resolve the question of thetariffs standstill in the first phase, according to the EC negotiator, Mr.Charles Caporale, who visited Riyadh last week for a fresh round of talks.Speaking on 18 January, Mr. Caporale...