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Pakistan-Jordan agree to sign Free Trade Agreement
Pakistan and Jordan have agreed to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to deepen their existing economic and trade relations
Brainstorming continues for signing of Pak-US BIT
Government of Pakistan has hired the services of a Swiss consultancy firm for analysing the Pak-US Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)
Pakistan, Afghanistan to ink new trade agreements
Pakistan and Afghanistan are expected to enter in to a new trade and economic cooperation mechanism during the President of Pakistan first official visit to Afghanistan on January 7, 2009
Pakistan pushing for more free trade with GCC
Pakistan is trying hard to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Gulf countries to give boost to its ailing economy, said a senior official.
Pak-India investment treaty urged
President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tariq Sayeed, has urged the governments of Pakistan and India to sign a ‘Bilateral Investment Treaty’ to foster economic cooperation which will also motivate other countries of the region to promote intra-regional trade and investment.
Joint Study Group of Pakistan, Japan to hold talks on FTA, Special Economic Zone for Japan
The Joint Study Group (JSG) of Pakistan and Japan will hold second round of talks here from Monday to examine and finalize various recommendations including Free Trade Agreement, Special Economic Zone and other areas of cooperation between the two countries, said a senior official at Pakistan Embassy here Friday.
FTAs with China, Malaysia worsen Pak trade imbalance
Pakistan has so far signed three Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), of which trade balance with two countries is in negative while the remaining one shows marginal growth.
Extend Kashmir initiative to Pakistan, Bangladesh
For the first time in 60 years, 30 trucks rolled across the Line of Control in Kashmir on Tuesday, carrying mostly fruit and vegetables. It is a small beginning but a very significant one. More trucks will run regularly on routes between Srinagar and Muzafarrabad and between Poonch and Rawalakote.
Pak, China to seal FTA on services
Islamabad-Pakistan and China will hold final talks in December to seal Free Trade Agreement on services sectors.
S Asia shapes its economic roadmap
The decision announced by President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the UN this week to start cross-border trade in October between Pakistan and India could be seen in future years as the key that unlocks South Asia’s growth, as it may begin to accelerate a full normalisation of relations through trade. In the process, an improved bilateral relationship could have tangible spill-over effects on the region.
Kenya: Tea market tumultuous as trading partners change
Tea used to be Kenya’s major cash crop earner but ever since the world’s largest consumer of tea, Pakistan, entered into a free trade agreement with seven of its Asian neighbours, the local tea industry has been haemorrhaging.
Pak-China 4th-round of negotiations on FTA in service sector successfully completes
The 4th round of negotiations on FTA in service sector to make the existing FTA more comprehensive has been successfully completed,
US pushing Pakistan to accept draft of investment treaty
The US administration is pushing Pakistan to accept newly placed draft of Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which has been signed only by few African countries, The News has learnt.
Pakistan and Indonesia negotiating to sign Free Trade Agreement
Indonesia and Pakistan are actively engaged in negotiations to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which would help in raising the volume of bilateral trade up to one billion dollars mark.
Pakistan, Korea to explore possibility of FTA
Pakistan and the Republic of Korea will explore the possibility of concluding a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Pakistan, US to resume stalled negotiations on BIT soon: US official
Pakistan and the United States have agreed to resume stalled negotiations on Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), with the objective of deepening their strategic relations in various fields, a senior US official said Monday.
Dhaka mulls free trade pacts with India, Pak, Sri Lanka
Bangladesh has decided to sign bilateral free trade agreements (FTA) with three major South Asian trading partners - India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - in view of the failure of multilateral trading arrangements to serve the country’s interests.
Decision on FTA with India, Pakistan, Lanka likely today
The government will finally take a decision in a meeting today on signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with its neighbouring trading partners India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Pakistan and Japan FTA study by November end
A Joint Study Group of Pakistan and Japan considering the feasibility of Free Trade Agreement between Islamabad and Tokyo would submit its draft report to the two governments by the end of November 2008.
Pak-US trade and investment framework agreement has yet to get off the ground
Back in June 2003, then Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz, who had signed the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement on Pakistan’s behalf, said that Pakistan hoped the TIFA would eventually lead to a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. But neither at that time nor in all the years since then has there been any promise from the US side to follow-up on a Free Trade Agreement.