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Three-day seminar on Pak-China FTA

Daily Times, Pakistan

Three-day seminar on Pak-China FTA

Staff report

21 September 2010

LAHORE: A three-day seminar on “Pakistan’s Free Trade Agreement with China” has started here on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, economists said exporters and traders got practical working tips for exports from China in social, historical and economic perspective. Pakistan needed a comprehensive trade plan to enhance its trade volume and to sustain its trade footing in the international trading markets.

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Director Lahore Shahzad Hussain Rana highlighted the salient features regarding duty concessions of Pakistan-China FTA. He also highlighted the efforts of TDAP in organising this seminar, which he opined, would help exporters in introducing their export products in the countries who have signed FTA’s with Pakistan.

GCU Lahore Economics Department Chairperson Asif Saeed said Pakistan needed to chalk out a comprehensive trade plan to overcome its trade deficits and for gaining economic exposure in order to improve its trade growth with China. He highlighted the basic trends and dynamics of South Asian trade flows.

Brigadier Mohammad Saeed Sharif highlighted the practical working tips for exporters in context of social, historical and economic perspective of China. Other speakers including Siddiq-ur-Rehman Rana, Shahid Mehmood made their deliberations on various issues pertaining to Pak China FTA.