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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

A Study on the Feasibility of the proposed Pakistan – Thailand Free Trade Agreement

In August 2015 Pakistan and Thailand decided on the Terms of Reference and framework for a free trade agreement during a two-day visit of a Thai delegation to Pakistan.

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The Africa Country Series: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Pakistan’s exports appear to have hit a ceiling at US$24 – 25 Billion a year. Conventional wisdom suggests that given Pakistan’s size and resource endowment, this should ideally be around the US$50 – 60 Billion a year.

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The Africa Country Series: Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria (Nigeria) is Africa’s largest country; in terms of population and the size of its economy. Situated in West Africa it has an area of nearly 924,000 square kilometers, a population of close to 180.0 million and a GDP estimated at US$574.0 billion in 2014.

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The Africa Country Series: Republic of South Africa

This short profile of The Republic of South Africa (South Africa) is the 2nd in a series produced by The Pakistan Business Council (PBC).

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The Proposed Pakistan-Turkey Free Trade Agreement: Pakistan must not let emotions dictate this FTA!

A well thought-out and a well-negotiated Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Turkey can potentially increase bilateral trade in the near term to $5,000 million from the current level of $584 million.

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An Assessment of the Pakistan – Malaysia Free Trade Agreement

The Malaysia Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) formally known as - The Malaysia Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA) came into effect in 2008.

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Pakistan-India Trade Normalization: A Word Of Caution

India granted MFN status to Pakistan in 1996. SAFTA (South Asian Free Trade Agreement) came into force in 2006, resulting in tariff concessions by both India and Pakistan.

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Pakistan’s EU GSP+ Status: First Year Performance & Future Potential

Pakistan’s GSP+ status under the European Union’s (EU) new Generalised Scheme of Preferences came into effect as of 1 January 2014.

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Afghanistan’s Transit Trade Patterns Pre & Post APTTA

Afghanistan and Pakistan signed a new transit trade agreement, Afghanistan Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), in 2010 to cover the movement of Afghanistan’s external trade through Pakistan.

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An Assessment of the Pakistan – Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

The Pakistan-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was signed in July 2002. Trade between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has shown lackluster growth since the FTA’s inception.

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An Analysis of the Pakistan-Indonesia PTA & a Framework for Negotiating the Pakistan-Indonesia FTA

The Pakistan-Indonesia Preferential Trade Agreement was signed in February 2012.

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Pakistan-Canada Trade Overview

Pakistan’s exports to Canada in 2013 were $233.91 million, while imports came up $121.72 million, making bilateral trade in 2013 add up to $355.63 million..

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Second Review of the Pak-China FTA and Recommendations for Phase II

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) is a business policy advocacy forum, representing private-sector businesses that have substantial investments in Pakistan’s...

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Afghanistan – Overview

One of Pakistan’s top export partners, Afghanistan shares many trade, cultural and political ties with Pakistan. Afghanistan’s total bilateral trade in 2013 was $7 billion while bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan...

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