Consideration of the Pakistan and Malaysia comprehensive economic partnership agreement (PMCEPA), on goods and services

The Committee on Trade and Development in its dedicated session held on 14 September 2009 reviewed the goods aspects of the agreement while the services aspects have been considered in the 54th Session of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements on 15 September 2009.

The Free Trade Agreement & Economic Integration Agreement, between Pakistan and Malaysia was signed on 8 November 2007 and entered into force on 1 January 2008. The text of the agreement is available here and annexes available here

The two countries presented the outline of the PMCEA and members asked questions based on the factual presentation compiled by the WTO secretariat.

Members encouraged both countries to continue further liberalisation in order to achieve the substantial coverage.