Middle East Economic Survey


No 21


MEES Agenda

US-Saudi Trade Negotiations Mark Last Hurdle To Kingdoms WTO Accession

Saudi Arabia first made its application to join the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) the predecessor of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1993. Now, following a decade of slow but steady reform and many false starts, Saudi Arabia appears to be on the brink of resolving remaining issues in the way of an agreement with the US. If as looks...