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Measures for Ministerial Committee on the establishment of a Palestinian Border Services Agency (PBSA) (English)

This note proposes the immediate adoption of a number of measures that are required to establish the Palestinian Border Services Agency (PBSA). The mandate of the PBSA will be to manage the flow of goods and people at approved ports of entry in accordance with national legislation; develop national policies and procedures applicable to the entry and exit of travelers and commercial goods at approved ports of entry and apply them uniformly at each terminal; collect the taxes and duties owing and enforce the terms of the applicable trade agreements; enforce the laws regulations and standards within the jurisdiction of other departments in so far as they are applicable at the border; enforce the laws that prohibit or regulate the entry or exit of travelers or goods at ports of entry. Moreover, it should be set up as an authority under the oversight of a board which would be composed of representatives from the public and private sectors, and will be established by legislation similar to the legislation creating the Land, Water, Energy, and Environment Authorities.

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Measures for Ministerial Committee on the establishment of a Palestinian Border Services Agency (PBSA) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/410571468328195498/Measures-for-Ministerial-Committee-on-the-establishment-of-a-Palestinian-Border-Services-Agency-PBSA