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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.
Pakistan, China yet to strike deal on FTA phase-II
Both sides to break the deadlock over reaching an agreement on the revival of preferential tariff on exportable products for each other
Pak-Turk FTA talks focus on goods, services, investment
Pakistan and Turkey started the second round of talks on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with special focus on goods, services and investment.
Pakistan, Iran agree to remove NTBs, start FTA talks
Neighbouring country expresses desire to participate in privatisation programme
Pakistan, Turkey sign Framework Agreement for establishing FTA
Pakistan and Turkey signed a Framework Agreement for establishing Free Trade Area (FTA) between the two countries to further boost bilateral trade and investment relations.
FDIs Or Economic Partnerships?
When talking of economic development, foreign investments could be easily defined as a major portion of the base foundation of a country’s economy. In the modern era, countries extend their partnerships with the counterparts by initiating various investment strategies and by opening up their local markets and industries for global investors.
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.