ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Thailand have agreed on presenting the complete offer list for items to be included in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by October 15, 2017, for concluding the deal, official sources told APP on Monday. The ninth round of talks between Pakistan and Thailand will be held from November 14-15 in Thailand to reach a final decision on the bilateral FTA, they added. Both sides had exchanged the final offer lists of items for free trade, including automobile and textile sectors, in order to remove reservations of both sectors, a top official of Ministry of Commerce said. Pakistan wants concessions on 100 products which Thailand has granted to other FTA partners as well, he said. During the 9th round, he said talks would be held on the text of the agreement, tariff reduction modalities, complete request lists from both sides and offer lists.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2017.
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