The Palestinian Authority establishes the legal basis for
Commercial Agents law as follows:
The Commercial Agency Law was passed in May
1999. The present practice reflects the pending law, which contains provisions protecting
the principal, the commercial agent/distributor and the consumer. It is structured to be
as efficient as necessary for the operation of a free market system in Palestine. The law
will unify the geographical areas of the West Bank and Gaza by making the appointment of a
commercial agent direct for one jurisdiction.