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Pakistan-US differences over BIT persists
Pakistan has asked the United States to sign the proposed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) by dropping its demand that in case of an arbitration only the Washington based International Centre for Settlement of Disputes (ICSID) should be approached for a decision.
QIZ to be set up at Pak-Afghan border
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been informed that Pakistan and Afghanistan will soon submit a joint proposal for establishment of Qualified Industrial Zone at Pak-Afghan Border to export to the United States of America.
Pakistani delegation to leave for Singapore
A Pakistani delegation led by joint secretary ministry of commerce Shahid Bashir will leave for Singapore on Monday (today) to formally initiate 3-day technical talks on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on August 24, a senior government official told online here on Sunday.
PM calls for FTA with Bangladesh
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz emphasizing that Pakistan and Bangladesh have a common heritage and enjoy a special and unique relationship said that we need to work towards free trade agreement.
D-8 sets target for final draft of PTA
D-8 region consisting of eight Muslim countries — Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey — has set the end of 2005 as the target for the finalisation of the last draft of the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).
Pakistan and Singapore to hold talks on FTA soon
Pakistan and Singapore will formally initiate 3-day technical parleys on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on August 24, a senior government official told Online here on Thursday.
One for Indo-Pak peace road: Free trade zone
In a comprehensive approach to Indo-Pak engagement in Jammu and Kashmir, Former Pak Finance Minister Burki is calling for a sub-regional trade arrangement under the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).
First round of trade talks with China from Aug 15
The first round of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement between Pakistan and China is scheduled to be held on August 15 and 16 at Urumqi, China.
FTA to double Pakistan, Sri Lanka trade
With the start of free trade agreement between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the annual trade volume between the two countries was likely to double within the first year due to the increase in trade in tea, textiles, betel leaves and other items.
Pakistan, Malaysia likely to ink FTA in October
Pakistan and Malaysia are likely to ink a Free Trade Agreement in October this year.
Dhaka-Islamabad economic ties
Unlike some other regions of the world, trade among the South Asian countries is meagre compared to their trade outside the region.
Bilateral Free Trade Agreement deal with neighbouring countries: consultants to point out benefits, risks
The Bangladesh commerce ministry is going to consultants to run a study to identify the benefits and possible risks of signing any bilateral trade agreement (FTA) with neighbouring countries.
Pakistan, Malaysia talks on FTA get underway
The 2nd round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Malaysia commenced at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday.
S. American group ready for PTA talks with Pakistan
MERCOSUR, a trading zone of South American countries, has agreed to initiate a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Pakistan.
1st report on FTAs with 9 major countries prepared
The first draft of the report on free trade agreements between Pakistan and its nine major trading partners has been completed, an official told Daily Times on Saturday.
The big steal
Most observers realise the existence of a parallel economy in Pakistan and the integral role that it plays in the overall financial system. The underground piracy economy is estimated at billions of rupees, providing employment to thousands of people. So no one is complaining. No one except the corporations and Uncle Sam.
Pakistan and Bahrain agree to open talks on FTA: MoU signed
Pakistan and Bahrain on Monday agreed to initiate talks on Free Trade Agreement (FTA), boost co-operation in trade, economic and defence fields as Bahrain Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa began a three-day visit to the country.
Pak, US discuss FTA
Commerce Secretary Tasneem Noorani held a detailed discussions at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington DC the other day along with their team of experienced negotiators to study details of a free trade agreement (FTA) with USA.
Musharraf meets Thaksin: FTA between Thailand, Pakistan in offing
Pakistan and Thailand moved closer to free trade pact as leaders of the two countries moved closer for establishing an agreement on the topic after they met over the weekend, credible sources said here on Monday.
Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement comes into force
The Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has come into force from June 12, marking a new stage in regional economic integration.