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Bilawal, Norwegian FM for early conclusion of FTA between Pakistan, EFTA
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his Norwegian counterpart Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt Tuesday underlined the importance of early conclusion of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
President calls for enhancing trade, investment with Korea
President Dr Arif Alvi has said there is a need to explore new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan and Korea for further enhancing bilateral trade and investment.
Pakistan, Turkey sign Preferential Trade Agreement
Pakistan and Turkey on Friday signed the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) aimed at boosting trade in goods between the two countries.
Turkey offers duty relief on 261 tariff lines
Turkey has offered concessions to Islamabad on 261 tariff lines, which include key items of Pakistan’s export interest from both the agriculture and industrial sectors.
Turkish firms move WB, seek $230m award against Pakistan
Two Turkish waste management companies have filed a complaint in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) seeking a $230 million award against Pakistan
Pakistan, Turkey to boost bilateral trade
Pakistan and Turkey agreed to constitute a joint task force under the coordination of their commerce and trade ministries to develop a comprehensive road map, covering the issues connected to bilateral trade.
Pakistan and Gulf Coop Council agree to conclude negotiations on FTA
Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has agreed to complete the negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Pakistan-Uzbekistan free trade deal on the cards
Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Aybek Arif Usmanov hinted at the possibility of inking the FTA.
Ousted Pakistani leader as challenging investment treaties that give corporations excessive power
Mexico and many other countries are facing anti-democratic corporate lawsuits like the case that pushed Khan to withdraw from international investment agreements.
Imran Khan’s Reko Diq Deal is malicious for Balochistan
Several aspects of Reko Diq deal with Barrick Gold are still concealed and Balochistan is not aware of the details of the agreement, say civil society members and politicians from the region.
Pakistan evades $11b Reko Diq penalty
In 2019, the ICSID tribunal had given an award over $6 billion against Pakistan to the TCC. At the same time, the London Court of Arbitration also imposed another $4 billion fine on Pakistan.
Pakistan, China may renegotiate FTA benefits
Islamabad wants more concessions exclusive to its products.
TIFA talks: US raises taxation issues with Pakistan
The United States on Monday raised issues related to taxation, transparency, good governance and intellectual property rights during discussion in Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
US-Pakistan TIFA talks start today with view to boost ties
Pakistan and the United States (US) are all set to hold parlays on bilateral trade and investment under the umbrella of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) on March 7-9, 2022.
Pakistan, Uzbekistan to sign PTA
Pakistan and Uzbekistan will sign a preferential trade agreement this week to lower duties on nearly three-dozen products in the range of 20% to 100%.
Pak-Hungary investment treaty underway
Pakistan is in the process of signing a bilateral investment treaty with Hungary and the first round of negotiations were held in Islamabad, Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment said.
Tunisia envoy hope for finalization of Pak-Tunisia proposed PTA
There have been several rounds of negotiation between the two countries on finalizing the PTA, and also an exchange of potential trade lists between the two countries.
China, Pakistan ink new CPEC agreement
China and Pakistan on Friday signed a new agreement on industrial cooperation as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s on-going visit to Beijing.
Pakistan renegotiates terms and tariff for 2nd phase of FTA with China
Pakistan has started deliberations with China to renegotiate the terms and tariff lines for the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), this was revealed by officials of the Ministry Of Commerce.
‘Breakthrough’ as Pakistan, TCC agree over share in Reko Diq case
Pakistan and Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) have agreed over 50 percent shares, likely paving way for averting a multi-billion-dollar fine imposed on Pakistan.