Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan says Pakistan has been invited to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council.
The ICSID tribunal rejected Pakistan’s final defence against liability and confirmed that Pakistan had violated several provisions of its bilateral investment treaty with Australia
Paksitan and Turkey will hold sixth round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in April (2017).
Turkey has linked finalisation of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with market access for Turkish auto sector in Pakistan.
The long-awaited Free Trade Agreement will pave way for the South Asian nation to enter Turkey’s agriculture and pharmaceutical market.
Both the sides will hold discussion on agreement on goods, services and on investment.
Pakistan and Thailand are discussing Free Trade Agreement (FTA), likely to be signed within three months after both the sides finalize recommendations to be accommodated in the agreement.
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 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.
Pakistan Commerce Ministry has not yet decided to go for the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China
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 the resolution of trade disputes through established multilateral settlement systems instead of ad-hoc tribunals, an official said.
Official says Pakistan wanted deeper market access for 35 to 40 tariff lines.
The government acknowledged that Pakistan has not benefited appropriately from the free trade agreements (FTAs) signed in the past including the one with China.
The fifth round of Pakistan-Thailand Free Trade Agreement negotiations was held in Bangkok.
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 have shown their discomfort over the ongoing negotiations regarding the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Thailand.
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 and South Korea are all set to kick off formal negotiation on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) aimed at boosting bilateral trade.
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.