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FTA with China to hurt manufacturing sector: traders
In Pakistan, businessmen and investors are expressing concerns over free trade agreement (FTA) with China claiming that would hurt the manufacturing sector.
FTA with China delayed due to industry concerns
Pakistan’s federal government has deferred second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China on the demand of the business community.
Pak-Thai FTA likely to be signed this year
Pakistan and Thai governments are actively engaged in talks on free trade agreement (FTA) and with signing of the FTA, the bilateral trade will instantly boost as there is a huge potential on the both sides.
Pak-China FTA II talks remain indecisive
Pakistan and China on Monday failed to reach a breakthrough on second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Islamabad as talks between two countries ended inconclusively.
Pak-Turk FTA issue to be resolved soon: Envoy
Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mustafa Yurdakul has said that issue of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and grant of GSP+ status to Pakistan between the two countries would be resolved soon, adding that such matters were not resolved in days and Ankara was optimistic that the issue would be resolved amicably in near future.
Pakistan’s duty concessions to China threaten local industry
Local manufacturers, who were not consulted on the plans, are up in arms as their government proposes major cuts to concessions on imports of Chinese goods.
Belt Road-strain on Pakistan’s finances exposes flaws in the grand scheme
Pakistan’s public finances and currency are in a state of disarray, with part of the blame being laid at the door of the country’s engagement with China’s Belt Road project
Industry presses ministry to defer FTA-II with China
Various exporting sectors have strongly advised Pakistan’s ministry of commerce to defer the signing of second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA-II) with China until the next government takes charge after polls in July, 2018, industry officials said on Tuesday.
China FTA nearly done
Pakistan and China have agreed to offer zero per cent duty on 70pc tariff lines to each other under the revised Free Trade Agreement, a move that is expected to add to increasing imbalance in bilateral trade and revenue loss.
Pakistan, Iran agree to conclude FTA on priority
Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Iranian counterpart Dr. Javad Zarif on Monday agreed to continue engagement for enhancing economic cooperation including bilateral trade, investments, and commercial interaction to promote shared prosperity.
Pakistan-China: ‘FTA to be signed by mid-March’
The second phase of the free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China would be signed by mid-March to increase bilateral trade.
Revising China FTA may not make big difference
Pakistan and China have agreed to amend the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with a view to providing Pakistani exports with better access to the Chinese market.
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.
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.