70.The agreement applies to Great Britain and Northern Ireland and, in part, to the Crown Dependencies and the Overseas Territories of the United Kingdom. While the parliamentary report and the Euro indicate that the interim agreement between the United Kingdom and the Palestinian Authority will apply to territories with international relations of the same order as the previous agreement, the interim agreement ENTRE the EU and the Palestinian Authority itself refers to the underlying EU treaties, which apply only selectively to crown dependencies and overseas territories. The accumulation of origin means that a product can be processed from a partner country or can be added to a product from another partner country, but can nevertheless be considered a “product of origin” of that second partner country for the purpose of a specific trade agreement. The interim agreement covers trade in industrial products, fish and seafood. In addition, bilateral agricultural agreements have been concluded between the various EFTA countries and the PLO in favour of the Palestinian Authority, which are part of the instruments for creating the free trade area. 57.In the signing of the agreement, the Government attempted, as the Euro said, to “give Parliament an equivalent opportunity to review it, as has been the case with other trade agreements”, while stating that “nothing in the interim agreement between the United Kingdom and the Palestinian Authority should be construed as recognition of Palestine as a state by the United Kingdom”.” It is in this spirit that we discussed the agreement and the EU Foreign Affairs Subcommittee discussed the agreement at its meeting on 13 March. The EU and Palestine meet regularly in committees to discuss issues and best practices in implementing the agreement. The pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulative system was introduced in 2005. It brings together the EU, Palestine and other European and Mediterranean partners to support regional integration through the creation of a regime of common origin. Rules of origin are the technical criteria for determining whether a particular product is eligible for duty-free access or other preferential access under a specific trade agreement. 71.As we found in our report that the treaties that were dealt with on February 26, 2019,” it would be useful for the trade agreement explanatory material to contain a list of areas to which the agreements will apply in the future.44 DitS officials have expressed their willingness to consider options for clarifying the territorial application section in the explanatory documents in the future. Economic relations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel are formally managed in accordance with the Paris Protocol (1994), which allows the Palestinian Authority to establish trade relations with third countries, unless these agreements depart from Israeli import policy.
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