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Pakistan, US to expand bilateral trade via Joint Action Plan

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has completed preparations to increase trade with India and United Sates, waiting to get India’s reply while a positive developments has been made in the trade agreement with U.S., ARY News reported.

This has been revealed by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan on Wednesday. 
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on his return from U.S visit, the Minister said in order to increase trade with U.S. a 5-year action plan has been designed. 

“The plan envisages cooperation in diversifying agricultural production; enhancing intellectual property protection, increasing trade in services; and increasing dialogue between private sectors of the two countries.”, he added.

The Minister told media that during his visit the two countries discussed trade and investment issues in brief. He said the two countries agreed on a Joint Action Plan to expand bilateral trade and both the countries would immediately begin work on implementing the Joint Action Plan.

Khurram Dastagir Khan said that Finance Ministry will be contacted for concerns over conducting export at zero-rating.

Speaking about enhancement in trade with India, he said Pakistan has completed its preparation and waiting for India’s reply.




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