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EU Parliament resolution on the EU-India FTA calls for dialogue on Kashmir
Although the resolution has compelled India to resume talks with Pakistan, it is not clear whether and how the outcome of these talks will affect the conclusion of the FTA. It is also uncertain whether or not the condition to settle the Kashmir issue with dialogue will be included in the final draft of the EU-India FTA, writes Ahmad Ali Ghouri
More items in next phase
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) will recommend inclusion of more Pakistani items from various sectors in the second phase of free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China.
PM for FTA between Pakistan, US to promote economic activity
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday called for an early conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and United States to promote economic activity.
US rejoiced when AG quit, pushed for investment treaty, show cables
The US was not exactly sorry that Pakistan’s Attorney General Makhdoom Ali Khan resigned from General Musharraf’s cabinet in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate ‘suspended’ Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, according to a ‘confidential’ US diplomatic cable accessed by Dawn News through WikiLeaks.
Saarc Chamber’s report on investment
The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the South Asian countries, particularly India and Pakistan to set aside political issues and introduce free trade policy to bring prosperity in the region.
PM’s visit to boost Pakistan-China trade
The representatives of business community Sunday said that Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani’s visit to China would further boost trade and strengthen economic relations between the private sectors of two countries.
India, Pakistan agree to enhance trade
India and Pakistan agreed Thursday to set up a joint working group to enhance trade, in a further move designed to ease tensions between the nuclear-armed South Asian rivals, officials said.
India-Pakistan trade talks tomorrow
On the eve of India-Pakistan trade talks, New Delhi on Tuesday said “possible doables” to upgrade bilateral economic engagement would be clear after the Commerce Secretaries complete their discussion in Islamabad.
Pak-China FTA expansion in June
Pakistan and China will discuss expansion of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries in the coming June with an aim to boost bilateral trade.
Pak-China: Talks on free trade begin
The first round of negotiations between Pakistan and China for the second phase of tariff concessions began in Islamabad on Thursday.
Pakistan, US to resume, broaden investment treaty talks
Pakistan and the United States have agreed to resume negotiations on a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) through broad inclusion of stakeholders from both sides, said an official announcement.
Bilateral investment : Unfair treaties could drain national exchequer
Pakistan has faced claims worth $1 billion and could lose hundreds of millions of dollars more because of international investment treaties that are contrary to the interests of the country, asserted UK-based corporate lawyer Mahnaz Malik.
GCC FTA Zardari seeks Kuwait’s help
President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Pakistan has keen interest in concluding a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and seeks Kuwait’s support in this regard.
FCCISL, FPCCI sign agreement
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) at the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Business Forum 2010 yesterday.
Nepal-Pakistan to sign FTA in October
Nepal and Pakistan are planning to ink Free Trade Agreement during the meeting of Joint Economic Commission scheduled for October.
Three-day seminar on Pak-China FTA
A three-day seminar on “Pakistan’s Free Trade Agreement with China” has started here on Monday.
Nawaz demands US free trade agreement
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif urged Richard Holbrooke to support Pakistan’s efforts to finalize a Free Trade Agreement with the US and to encourage greater American investment in Pakistan, especially in its energy and power sectors, as these will have a direct bearing on the country’s economy.
US suspends talks on BIT with Pakistan
The United Sates has suspended talks on bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with Pakistan, saying that it plans to change its template, a senior official of the Commerce Ministry said on Wednesday.
Skewed Afghan transit trade ‘pact’
A trade agreement between any two countries is based on mutually beneficial terms while Pakistan has inked the Afghan – Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement that tends to compromise our national interests and will eventually hurt the domestic industry.
Pak-Nepal plan free trade pact: Report
Pakistan and Nepal plan to ink a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with a high-level bilateral task force set to finalise the pact soon in a bid to boost bilateral trade and business, a news report said today.