Provides an overview of the main factors influencing transit transport operations in the region and how these inflate trade-related transction costs facing Palestinian traders; analyzes the costs of re-routing Palestinian imports and exports via Port Said in Egypt and Aqaba Port in Jordan.
At head of title: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Prepared by the UNCTAD Secretariat. Includes endnotes and bibliographical references (p. 44-48). Annexes (p. 49-72): 1. Major projects for developing Palestine's road networks -- 2. Port Said east container teriminal project -- Re-routing cost parameters and alternative scenarios -- 4. Status in the region of Economic Commission for Europe transport agreements and conventions, as at September 2003 -- 5. Framework transit traffic agreements between Palestine and partners : suggested elements for articles. Available also at UNCTAD Digital Library. Arabic and English only.