Pan-Arab Free Trade Area (PAFTA)


Date of Signature:
02-19-1997
Date of Entry into Force:
01-01-1998
Member countries (Original, Adherent and Withdrawal):
Countries Date of Entry into Force Date of Withdrawal Observation
bandera dz Algeria 01-01-1998 - -
bandera bh Bahrain 01-01-1998 - -
bandera eg Egypt 01-01-1998 - -
bandera iq Iraq 01-01-1998 - -
bandera jo Jordan 01-01-1998 - -
bandera kw Kuwait 01-01-1998 - -
bandera lb Lebanon 01-01-1998 - -
bandera ly Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 01-01-1998 - -
bandera ma Morocco 01-01-1998 - -
bandera ps Neutral Zone 01-01-1998 - -
bandera om Oman 01-01-1998 - -
bandera qa Qatar 01-01-1998 - -
bandera sa Saudi Arabia 01-01-1998 - -
bandera sd Sudan 01-01-1998 - -
bandera sy Syrian Arab Republic 01-01-1998 - -
bandera tn Tunisia 01-01-1998 - -
bandera ae United Arab Emirates 01-01-1998 - -
bandera ye Yemen 01-01-1998 - -

Intra Agreement Exports:

Total member Exports
US$ 158,911,013
Intra-regional Exports:

US$ 25,951,179 (16.3%)


Exports to Agreement Members:
% of Total Exports 2002 2017
Algeria 2.6% 5.7%
Bahrain 11.2% -
Egypt - 36.3%
Iraq - -
Jordan 44.3% 40.4%
Kuwait - 4.6%
Lebanon 48.4% -
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - -
Morocco 3.4% -
Neutral Zone - -
Oman 13.3% 19.6%
Qatar - -
Saudi Arabia - -
Sudan - 67%
Syrian Arab Republic - -
Tunisia 9.2% -
United Arab Emirates - -
Yemen - -