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US, Canada set for talks to revise Nafta

WASHINGTON: With a deal with Mexico out of the way, US trade officials are due to resume talks with Canada on Tuesday to try to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral accord. After months of intense negotiations, the United States and Mexico announced an agreement Monday on a thorough overhaul of the 25-year-old free trade pact but President Donald Trump suggested he could cut Ottawa out. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed in a phone call with Trump on Monday the aim was to reach a…

Breakthrough in Pak-China talks on Free Trade Agreement

BEIJING: China has agreed to address the major concerns of Pakistan regarding preference erosion of its exports and meaningful market access during the 2nd phase of negotiations of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) held recently in Beijing. The 8th meeting of 2nd Phase negotiations of China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) held in Beijing on September 14-15th, concluded with breakthrough in the negotiation which had hit an impasse in the last few rounds. The meeting was co-chaired by Mohammad Younus Dagha,…

Pakistan, Turkey likely to sign Free Trade Agreement soon

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey are expected to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in May this year. According to officials, the agreement will enhance bilateral trade between the two countries, Radio Pakistan reported. “Both sides will share provisional list in the coming round of dialogue for reaching the final agreement for FTA,” said the officials. Read More: Pakistan, Turkey sign MoUs for cooperation in different fields The officials said the two countries will hold discussions for agreement on goods,…

Pakistan wants to negotiate free trade agreement with Japan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that Pakistan looks forward to greater level of cooperation with Japan particularly in the areas of trade, investment, infrastructure and energy. The prime minister talking to Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai said that Pakistan regards Japan as a close friend and a reliable economic partner and both countries need to initiate negotiations on bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). “Japan may also consider a 3-4 year exception for Pakistani textiles under its…