China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreements

The Agreement on Trade in Services – Banking Services Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Free Trade Area shall enter into force on 11 November 2015 after the completion of the respective internal approval procedures between China and Pakistan.

The “Protocol” is April 20, 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit to Pakistan by the Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng and Pakistan Minister of Commerce Helam Dust Gil Khan on behalf of the two governments in the Islamabad signed together.

The entry into force of the Protocol will further enhance the level of liberalization of China-Pakistan FTA trade, provide more financing for the two countries, and provide a guarantee for the smooth implementation of major projects such as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

FTA signed timetable

On February 21, 2009, Vice Minister of Commerce Chen Jian and Pakistani Ambassador to China Masood Khan signed the “China-Pakistan” Free Trade Zone Agreement on Trade in Services “, as President Zardari’s visit to China, an important economic and trade results.

  • The agreement is the most open and most comprehensive free trade area agreement on trade in services between the two countries.
  • China-Pakistan Free Trade Area Trade in services negotiations were held in November 2006 when President Hu Jintao visited Pakistan and the two governments jointly announced their launch.

    Since then, the two sides on the free trade area trade in services agreement and the service sector open commitment table for five rounds of negotiations, in December 2008 all agreed.

  • December 2008 End of trade in services negotiations.
  • October 2008 signed the Supplementary Protocol to the FTA to promote investment cooperation,
  • Good results since July 2007,
  • November 2006 signed a free trade agreement,
  • April 2005 signed the FTA early harvest agreement,
  • In October 2004, we started the joint research of free trade area,
  • Signed preferential trade arrangements in November 2003,

  • High grade Free Trade Agreements

    China – Pakistan After the implementation of relevant domestic procedures, the agreement is expected to enter into force in the first half of 2009, so that the two countries in July 2007 implementation of the “China-Pakistan FTA” on the basis of a trade in goods, trade And investment and other content of a comprehensive free trade area.

    The signing and implementation of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Area Agreement on Trade in Services will lay a solid foundation for the two countries to jointly cope with the world financial crisis, enhance the level of cooperation in the service industry, promote economic common development and deepen all-weather and all-round friendship.

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