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Sartaj stresses early conclusion of FTA with Turkey
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz stressed the need for early conclusion of Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Turkey to help boosting bilateral trade.
China agrees to accommodate Pakistan’s concerns on FTA
The demands included those from exporters to provide tariff concessions equivalent to the ASEAN countries.
Pakistan-Indonesia: Review process for PTA finalized
Both countries agreed to expand the PTA and opt for a Free Trade Agreement.
Reko Diq: Contradictory claims made before PAC about alleged graft
As a National Accountability Bureau inquiry into alleged embezzlement in Reko Diq case remains on hold, various stakeholders made contradictory claims before the Public Accounts Committee about people who could be blamed for any corruption in the deal.
Pakistan-China trade talks to begin in Beijing on Wednesday
place in Beijing on Wednesday. The government is preparing for the FTA dialogue with an aim to explore huge market of China ,” said an official of the ministry of commerce. China had recently offered to re-initiate the stalled talks on free trade agreement-II, which is likely to resolve the pending issues.
Islamabad seeks duty reduction on exports to China
Pakistan will demand unilateral concessions on approximately 70 products mostly of export interest to China as part of the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Pakistan’s arbitration woes: sifting myth from reality
The TCC tribunal failure did not reflect an internal failure on the part of Pakistan’s state apparatus as much as it did the hegemonic nature of the global BIT regime that developing countries have been subjected to by the West.
Saudi investment sought for gas pipeline
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have accelerated negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty.
No progress on FTA with Turkey, Senate panel informed
Despite several rounds of talks and negotiations spanning over a decade, progress has yet to be made on reaching a free trade agreement with Turkey.
Trade deal with Saudi Arabia likely
Pakistan is developing a comprehensive package for the promotion of bilateral trade with Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan spends over Rs2b on legal expenses in Progas case
The government has spent over Rs2 billion to win a case in the international court over the acquisition of assets of Progas Pakistan Limited company – worth Rs2.3 billion.
China invites Pakistan for FTA-II talks in February
China wants no more damage to Pakistan in bilateral trade which is why the former has offered to re-initiate the stalled talks on Free Trade Agreement-II in February 2018.
Pakistan working towards FTA with Pacific South East nations
Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines in the Pacific region are among the countries in the list to start a dialogue on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which will pave the way towards FTA for promoting trade liberalization.
Progas shareholders challenge court ruling in favour of Pakistan
Last year, Pakistan won a case against the UK-based shareholder of Progas Pakistan in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
Chile interested in joint partnerships with Pakistan
A Joint Feasibility Group will work to formalize the FTA within six months’ period.
Iran, Pakistan finalize draft of free trade agreement
Pakistan and Iran have finalized the draft of the much-awaited Free Trade Agreement and the expeditious resolution of banking channel issues.
What can we expect from the JCC?
The two-day Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor sets the stage for the second phase of the multibillion-dollar cooperation between the two nations.
Pakistan gets stay on $800m Karkey penalty
Pakistan has successfully gotten a stay order from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over the execution of an $800 million award to Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim (Karkey).
9th round of Pak, Thailand FTAs negotiation to be held on November 6-8
A Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Thailand will be signed on January 15 for focusing on enhancing the bilateral trade between the two countries, a top official of Ministry of Commerce said.
Pakistan, Tunisia to sign PTA for improving bilateral trade
Pakistan and Tunisia are negotiating for a preferential trade agreement to improve bilateral trade between the two countries.