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Pakistan, Korea agree to hold further talks on trade
Pakistan and the Republic of Korea have agreed to hold further negotiations on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for increasing bilateral trade and promote free trade between the two countries.
3rd round of trade talks with S. Korea
Pakistan and South Korea held third round of the Joint Trade Committee meeting. The prospects of a Free Trade Agreement was discussed.
Thailand proposes virtual talks for FTA with Pakistan
Thai envoy proposed to virtually restart long-stalled talks on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan, pending since 2015.
Reko Diq Case: NAB unearths corruption to the tune of billions
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan has collected irrefutable evidence revealing that billions of rupees have been lost to the national exchequer in the Reko Diq project after the bureau scrutinized its 30-year record.
Pakistan, Bosnia sign trade agreements and more
Pakistan and Bosnia on Wednesday agreed to strengthen the ties and improve trade between the two countries.
Pakistan seeks to reform int’l investment regime
Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the formation of a working group of experts for reforming Pakistan’s international investment regime.
EU-Vietnam FTA, expiry of GSP+ may hit Pakistani exports
Pakistani exporters fear that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and European Union (EU) and expiry of GSP+ status in 2023 will severely hit Pakistan’s exports to European countries.
Pakistan eyes preferential trade with Afghanistan
Pakistan would discuss a preferential trade agreement with Afghanistan, as the two neighbours would open talks on a new transit trade agreement.
Pakistan: China’s ’involvement’ in deep sea fishing angers local fishermen
Fishermen’s associations claim that Chinese trawlers have docked at a Karachi port, allegedly for the purpose of deep sea fishing. They fear that Chinese companies are slowly taking over Pakistan’s fishing sector.
Pakistan, Thailand finalising 200 priority items under proposed FTA
Pakistan and Thailand are in a process of finalising offer lists on 200 priority items under a proposed bilateral free trade agreement, it was learnt on Thursday.
Pakistan seeks to boost trade with Sri Lanka to US$ 2 billion
The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo held the first virtual business forum in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) to enhance awareness regarding trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
ICSID grants Pakistan six months stay order in Reko Diq case
The World Bank’s ICSID has granted Pakistan a stay order of six months in the Reko Diq case in which Islamabad was awarded with a whopping $6 billion fine.
Pakistan fishermen to protest arrival of China trawlers
Pakistan fishermen in two provinces said they will protest the arrival of 20 Chinese deep-sea trawlers given licences to fish in their waters.
Pakistan seeking relief from $5.8B fine over mining lease
Pakistan is seeking the reversal of a $5.8 billion penalty imposed by an international tribunal for denying a mining lease to an Australian company, saying that paying the fine would hinder its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
China to import agricultural products from Pakistan under FTA
In meeting with the foreign minister, Chinese envoy says the country will collaborate with Pakistan in setting up Agriculture Technology Centers, Joint Research Centre for Plant Pest and Disease Control
Pakistan suspended trade with India due to violation of article 7 of SAFTA, MPs told
The ministry of commerce on Friday said that India has violated article 7 of SAFTA (Trade Liberalization Programme), therefore, Pakistan has formally suspended imports and exports with India in last year.
Indonesia to resume trade negotiations with Pakistan on FTA: ambassador
The Government of Indonesia will soon resume trade negotiation with Pakistan on free trade agreement (FTA), which were suspended due to COVID-19.
How CPEC left behind the people of Gwadar
The locals of Gwadar have little to show from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – except for broken promises.
Ray of hope for Reko Diq penalty being nixed
Pakistan’s chances of having its $6 billion penalty in the Reko Diq case annulled have received a boost with a committee of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
KP businessmen for Pak-China style FTA with Afghanistan
The Khhyber Pakhtunkhwa business community on Tuesday called for signing of a Pak-Afghan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the pattern of FTA inked with China.