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Islamabad may stay out of South Asian Free Trade Area treaty
Pakistan is likely to stay away from the South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) to avoid its political fallout on the country’s principled stand on Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Pakistan, US to hold final round of BIT talks
A high powered US delegation is arriving here on 18 of this month to hold talks with the Pakistani authorities to finalise the BIT, in the absence of which, Washington was unprepared to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan.
Signing of BIT likely on 20th: Access to US market
Pakistan is seeking additional $2 billion market access from the United States and the issue is likely to be finalized after both the countries conclude their much awaited Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) here on January 20.
Malaysia, Pakistan to conclude FTA talks by mid-2006
Malaysia and Pakistan are expecting to conclude negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement by mid-2006, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Ministry said.
Free trade regime between Pakistan and China from Jan 1
Pakistan and China are set to launch the much awaited free trade regime under the Early Harvest Programme (EHP) from January 1.
Talks on EHP with Thailand in Feb
Pakistan and Thailand will hold second round of study group meeting in February next to pave the way for initiation of talks on the early harvest programme (EHP) leading to zero rate of duty.
KCCI urges Bangladesh to sign free trade agreement
Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) asked the Bangladesh to materialize the signing of agreed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) without any further loss of time.
SAFTA to allow direct trade with Pakistan
India and Pakistan will be able to trade directly without the help of third-country destinations once the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) comes into force from January 1.
Pakistan: FTAs with 4 states likely in 2005-06
China, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey have agreed to separately sign Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Pakistan preferably during the current fiscal year.
Pakistan and Tajikistan to sign trade agreement
Pakistan and Tajikistan will enter a preferential trade agreement (PTA) soon and Islamabad has already sent proposals to Dushanbe, sources said on Sunday.
Accord on early harvest programme with Malaysia next week
Pakistan and Malaysia are signing agreement on Early Harvest Programme (EHP) next week, reducing tariff on 239 industrial and agricultural products, to be effective from next calendar year.
China, Pakistan harvest ties
Pakistani mangos and oranges will be imported into China at zero tariff from January 1, 2006, while Chinese-made textile machinery and organic chemicals will enjoy free duty in Pakistan at the same time.
Pak-China sign agreement to enforce EHP from January next
Pakistan and China signed an agreement to enforce Early Harvest Programme (EHP) reducing tariff on a number of industrial and agriculture products from January 1, 2006.
Second round of Pak-China FTA talks on
Pakistan and China on Wednesday started second-round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with a pledge to make it an effective document, giving boost to their bilateral trade and establishing mutually beneficial cooperative partnership.
Pakistan wants free trade agreement with US
Pakistan is pressing for a bigger reward for its alliance with the United States in the war on terror, with the country’s Commerce Minister calling for a Free Trade Agreement that would open up the American market to Pakistani goods.
Pakistan, US agree to bilateral investment agreement
Pakistan and United States’ have agreed over a mutual investment agreement that will smoothen the way to talks for a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.
US senators recommend FTA with Pakistan
US senators and lobbyists have strongly recommended the signing of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan to rebuild its impaired economy.
’Pakistan-US FTA would help quake recovery’
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and the United States would help Pakistan cope with the impact of the devastating earthquake of October 8, said Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), on Saturday.
Pak-Singapore second round of talks on FTA by end of Nov
Pakistan and Singapore would go into the second round of talks on proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by the end of November.
Pakistan, Indonesia begin free trade talks
Pakistan and Indonesia have started talks on a framework agreement for a comprehensive economic partnership.