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China FTA nearly done
Pakistan and China have agreed to offer zero per cent duty on 70pc tariff lines to each other under the revised Free Trade Agreement, a move that is expected to add to increasing imbalance in bilateral trade and revenue loss.
Pakistan, Iran agree to conclude FTA on priority
Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Iranian counterpart Dr. Javad Zarif on Monday agreed to continue engagement for enhancing economic cooperation including bilateral trade, investments, and commercial interaction to promote shared prosperity.
Pakistan-China: ‘FTA to be signed by mid-March’
The second phase of the free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China would be signed by mid-March to increase bilateral trade.
Revising China FTA may not make big difference
Pakistan and China have agreed to amend the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with a view to providing Pakistani exports with better access to the Chinese market.
Sartaj stresses early conclusion of FTA with Turkey
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz stressed the need for early conclusion of Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and Turkey to help boosting bilateral trade.
China agrees to accommodate Pakistan’s concerns on FTA
The demands included those from exporters to provide tariff concessions equivalent to the ASEAN countries.
Pakistan-Indonesia: Review process for PTA finalized
Both countries agreed to expand the PTA and opt for a Free Trade Agreement.
Pakistan-China trade talks to begin in Beijing on Wednesday
place in Beijing on Wednesday. The government is preparing for the FTA dialogue with an aim to explore huge market of China ,” said an official of the ministry of commerce. China had recently offered to re-initiate the stalled talks on free trade agreement-II, which is likely to resolve the pending issues.
Islamabad seeks duty reduction on exports to China
Pakistan will demand unilateral concessions on approximately 70 products mostly of export interest to China as part of the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Pakistan’s arbitration woes: sifting myth from reality
The TCC tribunal failure did not reflect an internal failure on the part of Pakistan’s state apparatus as much as it did the hegemonic nature of the global BIT regime that developing countries have been subjected to by the West.
Saudi investment sought for gas pipeline
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have accelerated negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty.
No progress on FTA with Turkey, Senate panel informed
Despite several rounds of talks and negotiations spanning over a decade, progress has yet to be made on reaching a free trade agreement with Turkey.
Trade deal with Saudi Arabia likely
Pakistan is developing a comprehensive package for the promotion of bilateral trade with Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan spends over Rs2b on legal expenses in Progas case
The government has spent over Rs2 billion to win a case in the international court over the acquisition of assets of Progas Pakistan Limited company – worth Rs2.3 billion.
China invites Pakistan for FTA-II talks in February
China wants no more damage to Pakistan in bilateral trade which is why the former has offered to re-initiate the stalled talks on Free Trade Agreement-II in February 2018.
Pakistan working towards FTA with Pacific South East nations
Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines in the Pacific region are among the countries in the list to start a dialogue on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which will pave the way towards FTA for promoting trade liberalization.
Chile interested in joint partnerships with Pakistan
A Joint Feasibility Group will work to formalize the FTA within six months’ period.
Iran, Pakistan finalize draft of free trade agreement
Pakistan and Iran have finalized the draft of the much-awaited Free Trade Agreement and the expeditious resolution of banking channel issues.
What can we expect from the JCC?
The two-day Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor sets the stage for the second phase of the multibillion-dollar cooperation between the two nations.
Pakistan gets stay on $800m Karkey penalty
Pakistan has successfully gotten a stay order from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over the execution of an $800 million award to Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim (Karkey).