Expectations versus reality of Pakistan China FTA



Abstract. Pakistan-China FTA was implemented with lot of fanfare and was expected to improve Pakistani export potential and business competitiveness. However, the successive governments failed to improve local competitiveness through effective regulation resulting in (a) missed opportunity to exploit the FTA to the benefit of Pakistan and (b) a trade balance favouring only China. 

Keywords. International trade.

JEL. F13, F40, F50.


International trade.

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Ianchovichina, E., & Walmsley, T. (2003). Impact of China’s WTO accession on East Asia, World Bank, Working Paper, No.3109. [Retrieved from].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1453/jest.v5i1.1495


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