72.To enter into force, the agreement must first be ratified by both the United Kingdom and the Palestinian Authority. It can then enter into force either at the end of the transition period under the withdrawal agreement or, in the absence of an agreement, after the UK withdraws from the EU. The agreement also allows for provisional application. The aim is to ensure continuity if the UK is no longer a party to the EU agreements before ratification procedures can be completed. 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. 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. 62.We reiterate the point-by-point point of our report review of international agreements: treaties discussed on 26 February 201941, in which we called on the Government to make it clear under what circumstances, if substantial changes were made, they would be subject to the control procedures provided for by the 2010 Constitutional Reform and Governance Act. Although this information was not included in the parliamentary report on the agreement, DIT officials confirmed that they would consider how this could be clarified in the future.
The EU and Palestine meet regularly in committees to discuss issues and best practices in implementing the 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. 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. 58.The interim agreement between the United Kingdom and the Palestinian Authority is a succinct agreement, which includes, mutatis mutandis, the interim association agreement between the EU and the Palestinian Authority on trade and cooperation.40 The UK agreement aims to ensure continuity of the effects of this previous agreement. 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.