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Malaysia-Pakistan trade set to improve this year
Malaysia-Pakistan tradeis expected to improve this year with the revival of Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA)
Korea, Pakistan likely to start FTA negotiations
South Korea and Pakistan are likely to announce negotiations to clinch a free trade agreement (FTA) soon, according to a source familiar with the issue, The Korea Times reported on Sunday.
Pakistan, Thailand to begin dialogue on FTA, says minister
Pakistan and Thailand will start dialogue on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) soon as Cabinet of Thailand has agreed allowing negotiations for FTA with Pakistan.
Poultry industry calls for review of FTAs
The Pakistan Poultry Associa­tion has urged Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir to review the free trade agreements that are hurting more than helping the country.
China offers enhanced access for agri produce
Beijing and Islamabad are negotiating their FTA afresh following reservations from Pakistani industry that the previous agreement was unbalanced towards China.
Pakistan aims for FTA with Indonesia to further boost trade
Pakistan is aiming to start negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Indonesia sometime this year, to expand on the current preferential trade agreement (PTA), which began in 2013.
Pakistan refuses to accept US model on investment treaty
Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan said that Pakistan had refused to accept US model on Bilateral Investment Treaty.
New bilateral investment treaty model
The Board of Investment is working on Pakistan’s own template of a bilateral investment treaty, which will replace the existing treaties with different countries. And all the future ones will be negotiated on the new template.
Pakistan rejects US draft of investment treaty
Pakistan has rejected the United States’ proposed draft of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the two countries, saying the acceptance of the US template would carry ‘dangerous obligations’ for the country.
Focus on private sector: Washington rules out trade agreement with Islamabad
US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker finally admitted publicly that the Obama administration no longer has the ability to get legislative approval for any trade agreements with Pakistan, and hence is focusing on getting more US businesses to invest in Pakistan.
New bilateral investment treaty model
Pakistan’s Board of Investment is working on Pakistan’s own template of a bilateral investment treaty, which will replace previous treaties and serve as basis for new ones.
Pakistan, Turkey to finalise free trade deal
Pakistan and Turkey on Tuesday agreed to finalise a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) after their leaders announced that the two countries are embarking on fresh trade liberalisation initiatives.
Pakistan: Govt in process of signing FTAs with ASEANs
Pakistan’s National Assembly was informed that the government is in process to ink Free Trade Agreement–II with China and also efforts were in process to sign Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN countries.
Dar briefed on BIT regime
Pakistan Finance minister says the government will review its existing bilateral investment treaties and develop a template for future ones.
China FTA
If any further proof were required that too much emotion in our relationship with Beijing is harmful to our interests, the disclosures from the ongoing review of Pakistan’s Free Trade Agreement with China ought to be sufficient.
Pak: Industry’s concerns over cheap goods conveyed to China
Pakistan has asked China, under the Pak-China FTA, for compensation for losses it is incurring due to massive import of Chinese products.
Why is govt in a hurry to pay TCC for Reko Diq?
The Nawaz Sharif government is in an unnecessary haste to settle and pay millions, possibly billions, of dollars as compensation for the Reko Diq gold and copper mines to a discredited and ousted Canadian-Chilean mining consortium, a decision if made may resemble the infamous circular debt payment of Rs500 billion in the early days of the PML-N government.
FTA talks with Nigeria on the cards
Pakistan is working on a proposal for early initiation of negotiations with Nigeria on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade.
Pakistan: Government to move carefully in approving US-proposed BIT
The government has decided to move carefully in respect to approving the new Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) template proposed by the United States as it contains clauses with far-reaching negative implications for the economy of Pakistan.
Pakistan sore at Indian auto invasion in Lanka
The Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has urged the Pakistan government to put automobiles and auto parts in the negative list of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to safeguard Pakistani manufacturers against the entry of cheaper Indian products manufactured in Lanka.