Mercosur, a regional group of four Latin American countries (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil), has expressed its willingness to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Pakistan.
The United States has said that a small but significant number of differences are persisting on issues of considerable importance to the US in the proposed Pak-US Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), however, this indicates that discussion on the treaty are expected to continue in 2007.
The 25-country European Union - the biggest market for Pakistani products - is likely to be closed down for Pakistan, as the EU refused to sign a free trade agreement (FTA), arguing that the size of Pakistan’s economy is not enough for such a trade deal, a senior government official told The News.
Pakistan regrets an Indian decision to review tariff concessions extended to Pakistan under a regional trade agreement but will not retaliate, a senior Pakistani government official said on Tuesday.
The ongoing dialogue between Pakistan and Malaysia on a free trade agreement (FTA) has hit snags as the main stakeholders in the country strongly oppose the proposed 20 per cent cut in tariff on the import of palm oil as demanded by Malaysia.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz visited EU headquarters for talks on future relations and brought up Pakistan’s desire to forge a free trade agreement with the 27-nation bloc, along the lines of deals being proposed for India, South Korea and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Pakistan and Switzerland have decided to initiate negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement.
Pakistan and Egypt on Friday decided to start negotiations for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries to promote trade and economic activities.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said Pakistan has decided to initiate talks with European Union (EU) for signing free trade agreement.
Pakistan asked Japan to strike Free Trade Agreement (FTA) otherwise the import of auto parts and machinery from Japan will suffer in the wake of FTA with China, Humayun Akhter Khan, Commerce Minister said Monday.
Pakistan and Mauritius on Saturday concluded the discussion on the bilateral Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) and both sides have agreed to expedite the process for its formal signing.
Bahrain and Pakistan have vowed to step up negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which could be signed before the end of the year.
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) of the United Nations has invited Pakistan to join the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) suggesting that this would help its membership to other important trading blocks such as ASEAN, AFTA, BIMSTEC and SCO.
In what is being described as a success for India and a "failure and punishment for Pakistan" on the economic diplomacy front, India has formed a regional trading bloc excluding Islamabad, and including all the SAFTA members, besides Thailand.
Pakistan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, has proposed to sign an Early Harvest Programme to be followed by a Free Trade Agreement with Myanmar.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said this week that Pakistan desires to initiate talks on Free Trade Agreement ( FTA) with the European Union.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Pakistani counterpart Pervez Musharraf oversaw the signing of a landmark free trade deal Friday and vowed to take the allies’ "evergreen" relationship to new heights.
An eight-member team of Pakistan is right now in Beijing to finalise the much-awaited Free Trade Agreement with China, which is expected to be formally inked during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Pakistan this month.
Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Hamayun Akhtar Khan yesterday said that his country will soon sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the GCC bloc in coming few weeks, which will cover goods and services, and would give a big push to attract much needed foreign investment.