Minimum import price on arecanuts raised to Rs 162 a kg

"It has, therefore, been decided to increase the MIP on import of arecanuts from existing Rs 110 per kg to Rs 162 per kg with immediate effect to safeguard the interest of domestic farmers," an official statement said.

Attari Check Post opened for exports from Afghanistan

 India on Wednesday announced opening of Integrated Check Post in Attari for exports from Afghanistan, thereby giving access to that country to entire Indian market.

`SAARC needs to work to expand trade among member nations`

SAARC countries need to critically evaluate trade liberalisation under SAFTA to make the process faster and more efficient at an upcoming meeting of the SAFTA Ministerial Council later this month in Bhutan.

India-Pak business forum to discuss trade framework

Business representatives of India and Pakistan will discuss setting up a trade dispute-related framework, covering transshipments of goods at border points and non-tariff barriers, at its next meeting in Lahore.

MFN status will be given to India: Pakistan

Pakistan has assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India.

Pak should implement roadmap for better ties: Indian envoy

Pakistan should fully implement the roadmap for normalising economic cooperation with India, including granting it the Most Favoured Nation-status, Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal has said.

Import of all items through Wagah land to be possible soon

The import of all items through the Wagah land border crossing will be possible "very soon" as the Pakistan government has given an assurance in this regard, Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal has said.

India cuts sensitive list for SAARC NLDC members

India has reduced the number of items in the sensitive list for SAARC's non-least developed countries (NLDCs) like Pakistan, a move which will further expand trade in goods in the region.

India to cut number of items under sensitive list for SAARC

India on Friday decided to reduce the number of items in the sensitive list for SAARC countries, aiming to expand trade in goods in the region.

Pak to keep SAFTA sensitive list to protect local industry

Goods imported under the sensitive list maintained under SAFTA will be liable to normal import tariffs, which would make these goods costly

Pakistan's MFN status in line with SAFTA protocol: Anand Sharma

Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said that Pakistan's decision to grant India 'most favoured nation' status for trade is in line with the protocol of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement.

SAARC Summit: India slashes sensitive list for LDCs

In a major trade liberalisation effort in South Asia, India on Thursday drastically slashed the sensitive list for Least Developed Countries under SAFTA from 480 tariff lines to just 25.