ISLAMABAD: Secretary Commerce Younus Dagha held a meeting with Indonesian Minister for Trade on the sidelines of Import Expo, Shanghai.

Both the sides agreed to further strengthen the trade relations between two countries. Secretary Commerce, raised the issue of delay in notification of inclusion of 20 additional tariff lines in Pakistan Indonesia Preferential Trade Agreement (IP-PTA), says a press release issued here on Tuesday.

Indonesian Minister for Trade assured that the notification would be issued by end of November. Inclusion of these tariff lines in IP-PTA would help Pakistan’s exports to Indonesia to grow further. Products like Denim fabric, Ethanol, home textile, towel, rice and mangoes would benefit.

Both the sides also agreed to initiate a study to establish the feasibility of further expansion of IP-PTA. Indonesia has also issued notification to allow import of Mangoes from Pakistan for the upcoming season.—PR