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Pakistan sends request to EEU on creation of free trade area
Pakistan has sent another request to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) about creating a free trade area, Eurasian Economic Commission Trade Minister Andrey Slepnev said Wednesday.
Textile woes: PRGMEA expresses concern over EU-Vietnam FTA
The Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has cautioned the government to address the issues of the value-added textile sector, as the continued drop in exports may further widen due to Vietnam and European Union’s (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Free Trade Agreement with Thailand may not benefit Pakistan
Experts have urged the government to complete its homework before engaging into the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Thailand as, historically, FTAs have failed to usher favourable terms for Pakistan’s exports.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka include services and investments in FTA
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have agreed to include services and investment chapters in the bilateral Free Trade Agreement.
Modi’s Pak stopover ignites hope for trade talks
Trade dialogue between India and Pakistan — officially in the cold storage for almost three years — is set to be revived, now that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken the political ice with Islamabad with his Christmas visit to Lahore.
Pakistan-Korea FTA likely to be finalised by 2017
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Korea is likely to be finalised by 2017, said a Korean diplomat.
BIT template given final touches by BoI
The Board of Investment (BoI) has given final touches to a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) template, which will replace the existing treaties with different countries. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mediation would be made compulsory.
Private sectors of Sri Lanka, Pakistan urged to forge deeper links to boost trade
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are important partners not only in promoting bilateral trade and economic interactions but also enhancing regional economic integration through SAARC and SAFTA.
Pakistan wants zero tariff on 70% items
In a bid to take advantage of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China, Pakistani authorities have asked for zero tariff on 70% of its export items and has offered to give zero tariff on 40% of the Chinese items.
Thailand, Pakistan bid to finalise FTA in 2017
Thailand and Pakistan are seeking to conclude a free-trade agreement by mid-2017 in a bid to reduce over-reliance on the traditional export markets of both nations. The FTA negotiations will begin late next month.
Reko Diq arbitration: Can there be a settlement?
We have been hearing news of the Pakistan government’s efforts to reach a settlement with the Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) in connection with the Reko Diq matter involving copper and gold reserves worth billions of dollars.
Pakistan, Thailand ready for FTA talks
Pakistan and Thailand are preparing for a formal dialogue on free trade agreement (FTA) and in this regard a 19-member trade delegation headed by General Chatchai Sarikulya, Commerce Minister of the Royal Thai Government was visiting Pakistan.
Pakistan seeking trade agreement with Belarus
In a bid to give a boost to bilateral trade, Pakistani authorities have offered Belarus a preferential trade agreement
Malaysia-Pakistan trade set to improve this year
Malaysia-Pakistan tradeis expected to improve this year with the revival of Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA)
Korea, Pakistan likely to start FTA negotiations
South Korea and Pakistan are likely to announce negotiations to clinch a free trade agreement (FTA) soon, according to a source familiar with the issue, The Korea Times reported on Sunday.
Pakistan, Thailand to begin dialogue on FTA, says minister
Pakistan and Thailand will start dialogue on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) soon as Cabinet of Thailand has agreed allowing negotiations for FTA with Pakistan.
Poultry industry calls for review of FTAs
The Pakistan Poultry Associa­tion has urged Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir to review the free trade agreements that are hurting more than helping the country.
China offers enhanced access for agri produce
Beijing and Islamabad are negotiating their FTA afresh following reservations from Pakistani industry that the previous agreement was unbalanced towards China.
Pakistan aims for FTA with Indonesia to further boost trade
Pakistan is aiming to start negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Indonesia sometime this year, to expand on the current preferential trade agreement (PTA), which began in 2013.