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Pak-Iran FTA draft likely to be signed this month
Pakistan and Iran are most likely to finalise the draft for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) during the two-day talks on April 22-23 to be held in Islamabad.
Pakistan diverts CPEC corridor funds; China ties under pressure
A controversy has erupted over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) following allegations that the Pakistani government has diverted funds for joint infrastructure development projects with China under BRI to other projects.
Pakistan to seek $1 bn export orders from China: Razak
Pakistan and China are set to sign the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)-II when Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Beijing on April 27
The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese agribusiness going global
The Belt and Road Initiative provides a framework for Chinese investment to enhance existing infrastructure as well as build new production sites and trade routes to better connect China with the rest of the world.
CPEC and Gwadar fishermen
A component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would prevent fishermen from fishing on Gwadar’s eastern port, which had been the only source of income for centuries. The Fishermen Alliance has announced that its protests will continue.
CPFTA-II may be finalised prior to PM’s China visit
Pakistan and China are holding 11th round of second phase of Free Trade Agreement hoping positive outcome of the much supported parlays
Pakistan, China set to ink FTA-II by June 2019
Pakistan and China are set to ink much-awaited second free trade agreement by June 2019 and to this effect a technical experts’ delegation from Islamabad will leave for China by end of February.
EFTA shows interest to sign Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – comprised of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland - has shown interest to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan.
Pakistan to ink MoU on free trade agreement with Saudi Arabia
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are also going to sign memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for a Free Trade Agreement.
China, Pakistan inching towards BoP deal, FTA-II
China and Pakistan are reportedly inching towards a deal on Balance of Payment (BoP) support with commercial loans and the second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) expected to be finalised prior April, 2019
Pakistan, Turkey in talks for FTA
Pakistan concerned authorities are in the process of building consensus with Turkish for a meaningful free trade agreement (FTA) and increase in economic integration.
Turkish RPP ship: Pakistan breathes $900mn sigh of relief
Pakistan said to have gathered fresh ‘evidence of corruption’ in the procurement of a rental power project (RPP) contract by the Turkish company.
Amended FTA with China to be finalised in mid-Feb
In order to improve Pakistan-China trade relations, amendments to the FTA will be finalised in mid-February dialogue between the two sides
Pakistan, Iran to hold talks on FTA next month
Iran and Pakistan will hold further talks on Free Trade Agreement during second week of February 2019 focusing on finding out ways to resolve banking channel issues.
Call to make FTA beneficial for both Pakistan, Sri Lanka: HC
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) but some certain issues need to be resolved
Pakistan seeks to sign FTA with Latin America bloc
The External Relations Group of Mercosur will take up Pakistan’s request for signing a free trade agreement in early 2019
Pakistan wants to revisit 2005 FTA with Sri Lanka
Pakistan has said it wants to revisit the Free Trade Agreement signed with Sri Lanka in 2005.
PTA with Tunisia soon
Tunisia can be a gateway for Pakistani business community to the African countries, says Tunisian Ambassador
Indonesia to ratify Pakistan trade deal to protect palm oil exports
The Indonesian government will push ahead and ratify a trade deal with Pakistan to protect $1.5 billion in annual palm oil exports to the South Asia nation, a cabinet minister said.
‘Pakistan-Indonesia PTA could be upgraded to FTA’
Indonesia is expanding trade partnerships with different countries and economic blocs and a free trade agreement (FTA) with Pakistan is a part of the plans, said Indonesia Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita.