Published in: May 2015
Pakistan has entered into numerous trade agreements over the course of the last decade, and many more such agreements are in the offing. One such agreement is the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey on which talks have been initiated. But before embarking on new agreements, Pakistan should pause and evaluate the outcomes of its last agreements, and ask some soul searching questions. The pressing questions that Pakistan faces at this juncture is that has Pakistan been able to realize the potential of the existing agreements, at least to an acceptable level. These are some of the issues that we will try to address here, as well as giving some suggestions for future negotiations.