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Pakistan, Sri Lanka hold talks to finalize Free Trade Agreement
The technical teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka have held talks to finalize Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
Pakistan, Mexico will negotiate free trade agreement
Mexico City: President Pervez Musharraf said on Friday that Pakistan and Mexico had agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement, hoping it would pave the way for booming bilateral trade.
FTA with SL in Jan: Humayun
KARACHI: Humayun Akhtar Khan, the federal minister for commerce, said on Saturday that free trade agreement with Sri Lanka would be finalised in January next year while trade talks with India are linked with sustainable political dialogue between the two countries.
Pak wants free trade with US, China, Latin states: Humayun
Commerce Minister Humayun Akhtar Khan has said Pakistan wanted free trade with the United States, China and Latin states and would soon sign accords with them in this regard.
US promises to begin talks on FTA soon: Humayun
Humayun Akhtar Khan, the federal commerce minister, said on Thursday that the United States has promised to initiate negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Islamabad soon.
Musharraf keen to seal FTA deal with Dhaka fast
Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has expressed his keenness for early conclusion of bilateral free trade agreement between Bangladesh and Pakistan for further expansion of economic cooperation between the two countries.
Pakistan keen for FTA with Bangladesh: Shaukat Aziz
Pakistan is keen to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh to foster bilateral trade and economic cooperation, Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said here on Thursday.
Cabinet approves FTA with Yemen, Mauritius
Federal Cabinet has approved the summary for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan, Yemen and Mauritius. The summary was presented before federal cabinet after a trade delegation headed by Federal Commerce Minister Humayun Akhtar Khan attended a joint Ministerial Commission conference in Yemen and Mauritius in March 2004 and inked a Memorandum of Understanding about FTA.
Malaysia, Pakistan plan free trade talks
Malaysia and Pakistan have agreed to start negotiations that could lead to a free trade agreement.
Merry-go round
Sri Lanka and Pakistan are hoping to have another go at the belated free trade agreement between the two countries in November.
Bilateral trade talks falter after enthusiastic starts
Bangladesh is yet to make any clear headway in its bilateral talks in free trade agreements with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as trade and investment framework agreement with the United States.
‘IPR laws can expedite investment pact with US’
The United States has said that the introduction and enforcement of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) laws and the resolution of existing investment disputes in Pakistan can expedite a bilateral investment treaty between the two countries.
US investors briefed on economic performance
Humayun Akhtar Khan, federal commerce minister, who arrived here Monday from New York on a week-long visit said that Pakistan offers lucrative investment and trade opportunities and urged US businessmen to take a full advantage of the country’s conducive environment.
United States, Pakistan Begin Bilateral Investment Treaty negotiations
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Pakistan Minister for Commerce Humayun Akhtar Khan announced today that their two countries would begin negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT).
South Asian economic cooperation
The three-day meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) sub-group on Investment and Arbitration beginning today in Kathmandu seeks to further the understanding among member states to set up an investment regime and adopt a dispute settlement mechanism in order to increase economic cooperation throughout the region.
Pakistan team leaves for TIFA talks
The first meeting of the Pak-US Business Council established under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) signed by Pakistan and the United States of America will be held in Washington on September 28.
Full text of US-Pakistan joint statement
US and Pakistani presidents reviewed progress in the global war on terror and pledged to continue working together. President George Bush expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s efforts in this area.
Pakistan and GCC to sign trade treaty
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Dr Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) General Secretary Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, will sign a framework economic agreement between Pakistan and the GCC states tomorrow (Thursday).
US investment treaty: advantages and risks
Pakistan is among dozens of countries with whom the United States is seeking to sign, or has already signed, a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) as part of a calculated strategy to bypass the WTO where it finds little hope of any agreement on investment and other Singapore issues being clinched in the foreseeable future.
US offers investment treaty to Pakistan
The United States has offered Pakistan a bilateral investment treaty, provided the country enforces intellectual property rights, anti-money laundering law and creates conducive regulatory environment, says Alan P Larson, US Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs.