Kazakhstan plans to sign a Transit Trade Agreement with Pakistan to provide a legal framework for businesses alongside an agreement between banks of both countries to develop cooperation in the banking sector.
The PTA from the Pakistan side focuses on 25 items mostly fruits and vegetables while Afghanistan agrees to reduce 60 percent export tax on coal.
Uzbekistan and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on preferential trade by the end of the year.
Pakistan is looking to intensify trade with neighbor Afghanistan and countries in Central Asia, as it looks to diversify commerce beyond the top players, the nation’s trade adviser said.
A protocol was signed here on Thursday to give a three-month extension to Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement 2010 to continue the facility for the landlocked country.
Trade officials in the meeting of the US-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) discussed the importance of digital trade for achieving broad-based inclusive economic growth and innovation.
Director General of the Asia-Pacific Office at Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization said that a preferential trade agreement with Afghanistan is going to be signed in the near future.
Pakistan would discuss a preferential trade agreement with Afghanistan, as the two neighbours would open talks on a new transit trade agreement.
The Khhyber Pakhtunkhwa business community on Tuesday called for signing of a Pak-Afghan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the pattern of FTA inked with China.
Iran is ready to establish preferential tariffs and free trade with some regional countries, particularly Afghanistan, Pakistan and Oman.
The U.S.-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council met in Kabul and discussed a wide array of trade and investment related topics.
A trade agreement between any two countries is based on mutually beneficial terms while Pakistan has inked the Afghan – Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement that tends to compromise our national interests and will eventually hurt the domestic industry.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are expected to enter in to a new trade and economic cooperation mechanism during the President of Pakistan first official visit to Afghanistan on January 7, 2009
The Union Cabinet on Friday paved the way for the formal entry of Afghanistan into the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA).
The Afghan Minister for Trade and Commerce has said that his country has signed a bilateral trade agreement with Pakistan.
As Afghanistan is likely to be inducted as the eight member of the South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) by February 2008, minister of state for commerce Jairam Ramesh today said India will bring down duties on 4,356 tariff lines (products) to zero for facilitating trade with Afghanistan.
The Bush administration will push Congress in coming months to approve legislation aimed at creating reconstruction opportunity zones so that goods produced in designated parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan can enter the United States duty-free.
Pakistan wants the United States to pass legislation on "reconstruction opportunity zones" that would allow it and Afghanistan to export textiles, clothing and other goods without paying US duties.
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 has suggested talks on preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Afghanistan to lead to free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.