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Free Trade Agreement: Pakistan, Malaysia in talks to cut duties further
Pakistan and Malaysia are negotiating to further reduce duties on existing and additional tariff lines under the FTA to facilitate businesses of both countries.
Pakistan, Thailand: PAAPAM expresses concern over inclusion of auto sector in FTA
Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) expressed concerns on the government’s proposal to include the auto sector in the FTA between Pakistan and Thailand.
Consensus still eludes China, Pakistan on FTA expansion
Pakistan Commerce Ministry has not yet decided to go for the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China
Pak, Malaysia to finalise reduction of duties under FTA
Malaysia and Pakistan, currently negotiating a further reduction of duties on existing and additional tariff lines under a free trade agreement (FTA), are expected to finalise it in the first quarter next year.
Pakistan favours multilateral dispute resolution
Pakistan favours the resolution of trade disputes through established multilateral settlement systems instead of ad-hoc tribunals, an official said.
China refuses to give Pakistan more concessions on FTA
Official says Pakistan wanted deeper market access for 35 to 40 tariff lines.
FTAs not benefiting Pakistan, acknowledges government
The government acknowledged that Pakistan has not benefited appropriately from the free trade agreements (FTAs) signed in the past including the one with China.
5th round of Pak-Thailand FTA negotiations held
The fifth round of Pakistan-Thailand Free Trade Agreement negotiations was held in Bangkok.
Pakistan to focus on ‘non-traditional’ trade markets
Pakistan is going to access non-traditional trade markets of the world and liberalise its trade environment, which will ensure sustained economic growth.
Auto vendors concerned about FTA with Thailand
Auto vendors have shown their discomfort over the ongoing negotiations regarding the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Thailand.
Pak-China key trade talks next month
Pakistan and China will make another attempt next month (November) to strike an agreement over the second phase of duty reduction under the free trade agreement (FTA), which is under consideration since 2011.
Pakistan, South Korea to move forward on FTA
Pakistan and South Korea are all set to kick off formal negotiation on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) aimed at boosting bilateral trade.
Pakistan’s free trade agreement draft wins Iran’s backing
In a sign of progress towards a free trade agreement (FTA), the Iranian authorities have agreed with the initial draft shared by Pakistan and returned it with their input, paving the way for kicking off formal negotiations.
Pakistan, Turkey to complete FTA, eliminate 85% tariffs
Pakistan and Turkey agreed to eliminate 85 percent of tariffs. Both sides have also agreed to complete the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations by the end of current year.
Senior US official reaffirms commitment to trade with Pakistan
Assistant United States Trade Representative (AUSTR) for South Asia Michael Delaney led a delegation to Islamabad to discuss the ongoing US-Pakistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
FTA talks with Indonesia: Pakistan sets condition
Pakistan has reportedly refused to start negotiations on Free Trade Agreement with Indonesia until Pakistan’s concerns on existing Preferential Trade Agreement are addressed within six months
Post-Brexit: Pakistan aims for new concessionary deal with UK
As the UK’s referendum on exiting the EU means that Pakistan’s exports will no longer enjoy duty-free exports to the country, the Pakistani government is looking to explore options for a free trade agreement that would allow the preferences to continue.
FTA talks with Turkey: Pakistan wants cut in customs duty on 35% of tariff lines
Pakistan has proposed a tariff reduction plan under the Turkey-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement that calls about immediate elimination of custom duties on 35% of tariff lines.
Pakistan and Turkey hold third round of FTA negotiations
The two sides discussed draft texts for Agreements on Trade in Goods, Services and Investments.
Thai-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement on cards: envoy
Thailand and Pakistan are holding talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is likely to be signed by the end of this year.