Comments on Saudi Arabia’s amended import rules in Reuters, 5 Jul 2021

8 July, 2021
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Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments appeared in the Reuters article titled “Saudi Arabia amends import rules from Gulf in challenge to UAE“, published 5th July 2021.

Comments are posted below:

“The original customs union agreement, established Jan 2003, no longer serves the needs of the GCC countries … including Saudi and the UAE and in light of the increased competition between the two countries pursuing similar non-oil diversification activities,” said Nasser Saidi, a Dubai-based economist.

“The current dispute, while disruptive in the short-term, can open the door to a more efficient, modern, trade and investment framework and agreement that would boost growth prospects and allow for greater diversification, higher value-added regional trade,” he said.

 

 

 

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