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China opening trade doors to Pakistan
China has pledged to provide trade concessions to Islamabad that it is not getting from the United States and European Union
BoI tasked to facilitate investment
The Board of Investment (BoI) has been tasked to formulate Special Economic Zone Act (SEZA), update the existing Promotion and Protection of Investment Act 1976 and conclude Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT) and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with other countries specially the United States.
Pakistan needs to meet SAFTA provisions: Indian envoy
Pakistan does not keep in line with the provisions of South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) concerning imports from India, said Sharat Sabharwal, High Commissioner of India during his visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Wednesday.
The untold story of Pakistan China trade
Pakistan and China have increased bilateral trade agreements with the help of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which was signed between the two countries in 2005.
EU says Pakistan must wait for trade breaks
The European Union told Pakistan on Friday it could gain increased access to EU markets in one to three years but ruled out immediately granting Islamabad new trade concessions.
Pakistan, US to start BIT talks this month
Pakistan and the United States are scheduled to restart negotiations on Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) in the third week of May
Pakistan, Nepal pledge to improve bilateral ties
Pakistan and Nepal have decided to hold their joint economic commission’s meeting this year in Islamabad. It is stalled for the last five years.
Pakistan’s trade bear-hug with China
China and Pakistan, which have strongly increased bilateral trade this decade with the help of a series of free-trade agreements (FTAs), have committed to doubling their commerce within the next three to four years.
Pakistan, GCC close to signing free trade pact
Talks of signing of FTA between Pakistan and GCC have been making the rounds for several years but both sides have only now reached at some concrete work to move ahead.
Pakistan looks to British diplomatic help for EU free trade deal
Pakistan is to appeal for free trade access to, and eventually a free trade agreement with, Europe during a landmark summit with EU leaders next month
FTAs with Ukraine, Indonesia, EU urged
The All-Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Importers and Exporters Association has urged the government to sign free trade agreements with Ukraine, Indonesia and Europe to give boost to export of kinno, which is in great demand in these countries.
Belgium urged to support efforts for Pak-EU FTA
Belgium, being the Capital of Europe and centre of European politics and policy making, should support the efforts for signing free trade agreement between Pakistan and European Union, says the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Pakistan, Germany sign new bilateral investment treaty
Under the bilateral treaty, the German government would provide insurance guarantees to investments by its companies in Pakistan and cover their political and security risks.
Pakistan wants talks on FTA: Gilani
Addressing the Fifty Years of Bilateral Investment Treaties Conference in Germany, Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said: “We are looking forward to early commencement of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement.”
Pakistan to co-host world’s first international conference on Investment Treaties
Pakistan will co-host with Germany world’s first-ever International Conference on Investment Treaties in Frankfurt from December 1-3, aimed at examining the policy issues that will shape international investment laws in the years to come.
Pak, Germany to sign improved ‘investment treaty’ next month
Pakistan and Germany will sign the enhanced version of “bilateral investment treaty” during the visit of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to Germany early next month.
US lawmakers to move resolution for FTA with Pakistan
Visiting US lawmakers on Friday announced they would move a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives to seek the early signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with Pakistan.
Sri Lanka-Pakistan trade: Minor hiccups, major hindrance
Negative trade balance is not always negative. It could be looked in a broader context said the Head of Chancery of the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka Balal Akram. Referring to the negative trade balance between the countries which is favourable to Pakistan Akram said that 35 per cent of Sri Lankan imports from Pakistan are raw material for the apparel industry.
EU agrees to talk on FTA in Feb
The European Union has finally agreed to initiate talks on Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan and the first round of negotiations would be held in February 2010.
Pakistan and EU to explore possibility of FTA: talks begin on October 20
Islamabad and the 27-member European Union will start negotiations on a possible free trade agreement, an unfulfilled dream of Pakistan, with a meeting on 20 October.