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  • China seeks to lift provincial trade barriers

    BEIJING: China will accelerate reforms to remove internal barriers to both foreign and domestic trade, the country’s cabinet said on Monday, a move designed to bolster domestic consumption in its slowing economy...

    China is looking to give both international and domestic investors increased access to the world’s second-largest economy in a bid to promote consumption...

  • US wants barriers removed for trade promotion

    ISLAMABAD: The United States wants Pakistan to remove all barriers which are hindering progress in further promotion of trade and investment relations between the two countries, a senior US official said on Tuesday...

    “We want incremental progress in the promotion of bilateral trade and reduction in the trade and investment barriers, Michael J...

  • Dastgir urges India to remove trade barriers

    ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Monday urged India to remove non-tariff barriers to facilitate flow of trade between the two countries...

    “Pakistan and India need to work on removal of non-tariff barriers,” the minister said while talking to newly posted Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Gautam Bambawale in Islamabad...

  • Lowering trade barriers essential to tackle poverty

    ISLAMABAD: A greater and more sustained effort to deepen the integration of developing countries into the global trading system through lower trade costs and fewer barriers is essential to eliminate extreme poverty, according to a joint World Bank Group and World Trade Organisation report...

    The report, “The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty,” considers ‘trade’ a key enabler of developing country growth, but says that efforts to lower...

  • Strategy evolved to remove trade barriers

    ISLAMABAD: The government has evolved a strategy to engage high officials of North-East Asian countries for an early resolution of tariff and non-tariff barriers and seeking greater market access for Pakistani products, especially agriculture produce...

    These issues will be resolved soon with top officials of Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and China to enhance bilateral trade, a top official of the Ministry of Commerce told Dawn... ...

  • ‘Non-tariff barriers hampering trade in South Asia’

    KARACHI: Non-tariff measures (NTMs) continue to inhibit trade among South Asian countries despite most favoured nation (MFN) status and preferential trade agreements (FTAs), according to a research released recently...

    In order to move forward, the regional countries needed to identify country-specific constraints, which could then be addressed through mutual cooperation under South Asia Free Trade Agreement (Safta), said the research...

  • May discusses trade barriers with Xi

    SHANGHAI: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she discussed with Chinese President Xi Jinping the importance of removing barriers to commerce, especially for British food, drink and financial services, as the two countries move toward a future trading arrangement for after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union...

    May said the discussions on Thursday were part of an agreement on a “trade and investment review” as a...

  • China reiterates its pledge to lower trade barriers, widen market access

    BEIJING: China on Thursday reiterated its pledge to further widen market access for foreign capital and lower non-tariff trade barriers, as it aims to boost flagging trade amid a slowing economy and a trade war with the US...

    In a lengthy document that laid out areas for improvement, the State Council, the country’s cabinet, said trade with neighboring countries would increase, cooperation with countries signed up to its Belt and Road...

  • Women drivers break cultural barriers in coal-rich Thar

    ISLAMKOT: As Pakistan bets on cheap coal in the Thar desert to resolve its energy crisis, a select group of women is eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving jobs that once only went to men...

    Until recently, energy experts were uncertain that Pakistan’s abundant but poor-quality coal could be used to fire up power plants...

  • CCP seeks removal of barriers in power sector procurements

    LAHORE: The Com­petition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has stated that there were certain restrictions for new entrants in power sector procurements which needed to be avoided...

    Reference to specific brands, restrictions regarding the country of origin, domestic price preference, biased development of specifications and experience clauses were some of the barriers, the report mentioned...

  • Barriers installed on police advice but removed by CDA

    ISLAMABAD: To check rising incidents of robberies and car thefts, the police have advised the residents of Islamabad to depute a security guard in their streets besides putting in place barriers at their (streets) entry and exit points...

    But the CDA removes the barriers as they are not only against the civic agency’s rules but in clear violation of the Supreme Court’s directives...

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