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Pakistan for early convening of next TIFA round
Pakistan has sought an intensified engagement with the US in the economic and trade cooperation, emphasising the need for early convening of next round of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Thailand forwards 100 tariff lines to include in proposed FTA
Thailand has forwarded a list of 100 products to Pakistan to include in the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with the South East Asian country.
Free trade agreement phase-II signed between Pakistan, China in Beijing
Pakistan and China on Sunday signed the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to further enhance bilateral trade between the two countries.
Pak-China FTA to be signed on April 28: Chinese envoy
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Phase II between Pakistan and China would be signed on April 28, during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China.
Rental power: Government in talks for out-of-court settlement
Pakistan government is reportedly in talks with the Turkish government and M/s Karkey for an out-of-court settlement to avert attachment of Pakistan’s properties in Europe
Pakistan not to ink FTA with Iran: Razak
Pakistan will not ink the FTA with Iran, rather it will first prefer to make Preferential Trade agreement (PTA), which is already effective since long and giving the required dividends.
FTA’s second phase: China extends zero rate duties to Pakistan
In the second phase of FTA, the Chinese government has finally offered Pakistan the market access similar to that given to other countries of ASEAN.
Pakistan may not have to pay $1b Karkey penalty
The key suspect in the rental power plants case – Laeeq Ahmed Sheikh, who is in National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody, has revealed some astonishing facts.
China to extend duty free access on 313 more tariff lines
China has agreed in principle to extend duty free access on additional 313 tariff lines under the proposed second phase of the China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA).
Pak-Turkey SEF Plan of Action: Pakistan wants to settle FTA by June 2019
Pakistan is seeking to conclude Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey by June 2019 that offers the lowest tariff on all tariff lines extended by Turkey to its other trading partners.
Two-day parleys on CPFTA-II begin today
Pakistan and China are holding a two-day (April 9-10, 2019) parleys in Beijing to finalise second phase of China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), which is expected to attract criticism from domestic industry.
Second phase of Sino-Pakistan FTA to be signed in next month
The second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China is likely to be signed in next month.
Pak-Iran FTA draft likely to be signed this month
Pakistan and Iran are most likely to finalise the draft for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) during the two-day talks on April 22-23 to be held in Islamabad.
Pakistan diverts CPEC corridor funds; China ties under pressure
A controversy has erupted over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) following allegations that the Pakistani government has diverted funds for joint infrastructure development projects with China under BRI to other projects.
Pakistan to seek $1 bn export orders from China: Razak
Pakistan and China are set to sign the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)-II when Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Beijing on April 27
The Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese agribusiness going global
The Belt and Road Initiative provides a framework for Chinese investment to enhance existing infrastructure as well as build new production sites and trade routes to better connect China with the rest of the world.
CPEC and Gwadar fishermen
A component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would prevent fishermen from fishing on Gwadar’s eastern port, which had been the only source of income for centuries. The Fishermen Alliance has announced that its protests will continue.
CPFTA-II may be finalised prior to PM’s China visit
Pakistan and China are holding 11th round of second phase of Free Trade Agreement hoping positive outcome of the much supported parlays
Pakistan, China set to ink FTA-II by June 2019
Pakistan and China are set to ink much-awaited second free trade agreement by June 2019 and to this effect a technical experts’ delegation from Islamabad will leave for China by end of February.
EFTA shows interest to sign Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – comprised of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland - has shown interest to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan.