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Pakistan, China to sign FTA
Pakistan and China will sign a free-trade agreement (FTA) during the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Pakistan next month. This will be Pakistan’s first comprehensive FTA with any country.
Study suggests Bangladesh to ink FTAs with India, Pakistan
A new study says Bangladesh should sign Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with India and Pakistan, but fails to identify what the FTAs would have in addition to South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA).
Pakistan, Malaysia conclude free trade agreement talks
Pakistan and Malaysia have completed talks over a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Islamabad, the Pakistani Commerce Ministry said on Friday.
No decision yet on RoZs
The United States has not decided so far as to what will be manufactured in the much-talked Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) proposed by US President George W bush during his visit to Pakistan in March 2006.
No MFN; Pak expands positive list for India
India on Thursday termed Pakistan’s move to include an additional 302 items in its positive list for trade with India as a ploy to continue to deny the MFN status for India. New Delhi sees this as a clear violation of the Safta pact and would take up the issue in the Safta meet next month.
Pakistan, China to hold FTA talks on 10th
Pakistan and China are scheduled to hold fourth round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Beijing on October 10.
Mauritius to sign trade deals with India, Pak
Mauritius expects to sign trade deals with India and Pakistan in October and November, according to minutes of a cabinet meeting seen yesterday.
Pakistan-US talks on Bilateral Investment Treaty next month
Pakistan and the United States will hold the fifth round of negotiations on the draft Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) early next month in a bid to develop consensus on the remaining disputed clauses of the agreement.
Pakistan, Mauritius to sign PTA in November
Pakistan and Mauritius signed the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), Rule of Origin and Customs Cooperation agreements during the 5th session of their Joint Working Group on PTA to be held in Islamabad in November this year.
Safta & Pak: LDCs may bolster India’s stand
India is likely to get the support of least developed country (LDC) members of the Safta in its fight against Pakistan’s refusal to implement the agreement in its letter and spirit.
Uncertainty looms over Bangla-Pak FTA talks
Although Bangladesh and Pakistan have agreed to sign a free trade area deal by September this year, the two countries are yet to start negotiations.
Indo-Pak relations obstacle for SAFTA: FBCCI
Bilateral relations between India and Pakistan are posing "threat" to SAFTA, the apex business chamber of Bangladesh said on Thursday.
Bangladesh, Pakistan to discuss FTA issues
The first meeting of the Bangladesh-Pakistan Joint Business Council expected to kick-off in Dhaka next week would give priority to issues relating to signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, sources said.
US gives Pakistan ‘non-paper’ on BIT
The United States has given a “non paper” to Pakistan that shows some flexibility for signing the much-delayed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the two countries soon.
US for early signing of BIT with Pakistan
The Bush administration has indicated its willingness to revise America’s investment procedures and to remove some of the harsh conditions to facilitate the signing of the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Pakistan by September, 2006.
Islamabad not opposed to Kabul’s SAFTA membership
Pakistan on Wednesday rejected the notion as baseless that it was opposed to Afghanistan’s entry into the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).
Pakistan expects FTA with M’sia to be finalised by year end
Pakistan expects the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia to be finalised by the end of the year, said Pakistan High Commission commercial counsellor, Shahzad Hussain Rana.
Pakistan, China to hold FTA negotiations next Month
Pakistan and China are scheduled to hold fourth round of negotiation on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Beijing next month.
Pakistan and Thailand to finalise FTA by end of Year: PM
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said Pakistan and Thailand had agreed to finalise Free Trade Agreement (FTA) before the end of this year to further promote and boost bilateral trade and economic relations.
Pak links US trade pact to war on terror
Pakistan’s Commerce Minister has pressed for talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, billing such a pact as a "powerful tool" in the battle against extremism.