Preferential trade agreement: Final deal with Indonesia in sight

The Consul General of Indonesia announces that multiple visas will be issued to leather exporters from Pakistan.


March 23, 2013

KARACHI: The Consul General of Indonesia Rossalis Rusman Adenan has announced that multiple visas will be issued to leather exporters from Pakistan to strengthen leather sector here and to boost trade in leather between the two countries.

According to the Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA), the consul general while speaking at a reception on Friday said that the Indonesia-Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement is ready to be implemented.

He said Pakistani importers would now be able to import palm oil and other similar items on preferential tariffs.

The Indonesian offer list included export products like fresh fruits, cotton yarn, cotton fabrics, readymade garments, fans, sports goods, leather goods and other industrial products.

Pakistan also agreed to provide the same treatment to palm oil products from Indonesia as provided to Malaysia under Pak-Malaysia FTA.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2013.

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