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‘Made in Agadir Zone’: what hope for ambitious vision of the future?

‘Made in Agadir Zone’: is this a dream, or just an ambitious target for the future of the Agadir trade agreement, the pact designed to build a Euro-Med free trade area? “We would like one day to see products made in Agadir Zone, using accumulation of origin rules from industries in the four member states, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco,” says Waleed El Nozahy, Executive President of the Agadir Technical Unit.

 
In 2004, four Arab Mediterranean nations signed a pact – the Agadir Agreement – to establish a regional free trade area and to promote economic integration. The key elements were to eliminate barriers to trade and to facilitate investment. The European Commission was (and is) a strenuous financial supporter of the project.
 

This is part of a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional Programme, prepared by journalists and photographers on the ground or the ENPI Info Centre.

 

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