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Malaysia, Pakistan Review Bilateral Ties
Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had agreed upon the need for early finalization of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency reports Monday.
Pakistan, Malaysia agree to finalize Free Trade Agreement
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Abdullah Badawi Sunday agreed upon the need for early finalization of FTA (Free Trade Agreement) between the two countries.The mutual consent was expressed during a telephonic conversation between the two Prime Ministers this afternoon.
FTA with Pakistan likely to boost tea exports
The Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Pakistan said this week that the potential to expand trade between the two countries will be facilitated by the recently inked Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Pak, Bangla fears about open trade with India misplaced: Sinha
Describing Bangladesh and Pakistan’s fears about having open trade with India as "completely misplaced", former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday asked them to understand the logic of mutual economic benefits which should triumph over politics.
FTA to help promote Pak, Lanka trade ties
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have great potential to expand their trade relations which will be supplemented by the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries. This was stated by Dr S B Dorakunbura, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Pakistan, at a meeting with Tanvir Ahmad Sheikh President, FPCCI, at the Federation House, Karachi, on Saturday.
Positive headway made on FTA with European Union.: Humayun Akhtar Khan
Minister for commerce Humayun Akhtar Khan has said rise and fall in trade deficit is part of government policies and commerce ministry has no role behind it.
Pak-Malaysia to sign FTA within two months: Humayun
Minister for Commerce, Humayun Akhtar Khan said on Wednesday said that Pakistan -Malaysia have concluded negotiations on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and it will be signed within next two - month for improving trade and investment between them. "The initiative includes trade in goods, trade in services , investment and Economic cooperation", he told a press conference here at a local hotel today.
Pakistan and Malaysia sign trade agreement
Malaysia will allow import of Pakistan’s textile products free of duty under a new free trade agreement.
APHC appeals to EU to cancel free trade agreement with India
All Parties Hurriyat Conference senior leader and Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Zaffar Akabar Bhat on Thursday appealed the European Union to cancel the FTA with India due to its poor human rights record across the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir where, from the last 18 years Indian soldiers are not only killing the innocent people but also disappearing the youth and dumping them in fake encounters aimed at converting the majority of Muslim population into minority .
EC rules out Pak-EU FTA in near future
The European Commission on Thursday ruled out the possibility of a Pak-EU FTA in the near future and said that this requires a detailed review and better understanding of the proposal.
Italy supports Pakistan’s case for FTA with EU
Italy has strongly supported Pakistan’s case for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union and given assurance to encourage Italian investment in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s free trade ambitions threatened
One of the key impediments to Pakistan’s ability to become a robust performer in free trade tie-ups with a growing number of countries is the country’s worsening internal political environment. As someone said once, investors are like pigeons. They come one by one but all fly together when the going gets rough.
Pak-US investment treaty in doldrums
The proposed Pak-US Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is in the doldrums as the two sides have differences in certain areas and are showing no flexibility in their stances.
Free trade agreement with Malaysia soon
In a major breakthrough, Pakistan and Malaysia have decided to announce the much-awaited deal for free trade agreement (FTA) during the visit of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz to Kuala Lumpur scheduled for May 27-29.
Talks on Pak-Czech investment treaty under way
Prime Minister of Czech Republic Mirek Topolanek has assured Pakistan that being the European Union member, Prague would play its role in strengthening Islamabad’s relations and striking a Free Trade Agreement with the bloc.
FTA with Brunei likely by year end
Modalities for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Brunei Darussalam are being finalised and hopefully the agreement would be in place by the end of this year. This was stated by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Major General (retd) Syed Haider Jawed, while speaking at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Thursday.
Pak wants greater trade but puts conditions on SAFTA
Pakistan, which is keen on exporting cement and wheat to India, on Thursday said it is willing to fulfil its SAFTA commitments if the issue of non-tariff barriers are addressed.
US plans to proceed to free trade agreement with Pakistan
US intends to go ahead to Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan after striking a mutual investment deal with Pakistan.
Trade policy for five years suggested
Trade bodies and associations have asked the government to pursue trade policy for at least three to five years and implement it in letter and spirit.
Don’t let Kashmir stand in the way of trade ties: India
Pakistan is in violation of the agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) and the Vienna Convention by discriminating against India in the implementation of the regional accord, aside from risking its credibility as a negotiating partner, Indian High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal told a conference.