New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan has described President Donald Trump as the “main hurdle” in its efforts to secure duty-free market access to the US. Islamabad attempted to secure duty-free export access to the colossal US market after India was given a termination notice from Washington which is likely to hinder bilateral trade between the two economic powers once it comes into effect in May. READ MORE: Pakistan’s IMF Bailout Package Inked, Other Deals to Follow — Finance Minister “We want duty-free market access for Pakistan’s exports to the United States, but Trump is a main hurdle,” Abdul Razak Dawood, adviser to the minister on commerce, textile and industry said during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile on Tuesday, according to media reports. The Pakistani government has indicated that it may once again attempt to secure such frictionless access to the US once Trump is longer in office. Islamabad is looking to make significant inroads into the US market by taking advantage of Washington’s scrapping of duty concessions for India and Turkey. © AFP 2019 / FRED DUFOUR China Provides $2 Billion Loan to Pakistan’s Ailing Economy – ReportIndia’s termination from the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) followed its failure to provide the US with assurances that it would provide equitable and reasonable access to its market, particularly in sectors such as agriculture, telecom testing, and tariff reduction on tech products. Cash-strapped Pakistan has been aiming to improve its… Read full this story
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