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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:33 pm 
100% duty exemption under FTA with Sri Lanka

@ Daily Times

ISLAMABAD: Sri Lanka will give 100 percent duty concession on 102 items, while Pakistan will reciprocate on 206 items as per the notified list of the items to be traded under the Free Trade Agreement from June 12, 2005.

According to the notified list available to Daily Times, the items on which Pakistan has given 100 percent duty concession to Sri Lanka include fish, vegetables nuts, edible, coconuts, fresh or dried Fruit, edible figs, fresh or dried, spices (crushed or ground), plants and parts, meat preparations; poultry, juices, sauces, oils, organic surface-active agents; non-ionic (other than soap), glues; based on starches, or on dextrins or other modified starches, rosin and resin acids, herbicides, oxidation and gum inhibitors, polymers of styrene, rubber; natural (excluding latex), in smoked sheets, tanned or crust skins; of sheep or lambs, tanned or crust hides and skins of goats or kids, saddlery and harness, clothing accessories, wood; cases, boxes, crates, drums, similar packings and cable-drums, plaiting materials, paper and paperboard, newspapers, journals and periodicals, silk-worm cocoons, raw silk, silk yarn, coconut (coir); processed, sewing thread, wadding; other articles thereof, of man-made fibres, twine, carpets and other textile floor coverings, fabrics; knitted or crocheted, life-jackets and life-belts, bricks, blocks, tiles and other ceramic goods of siliceous fossil meals (eg kieselguhr, tripolite or diatomite) or of similar siliceous earths, glass fibres, stones; rubies, sapphires and emeralds, iron or steel; line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines; n.e.s. iron or steel and their products, chain; articulated link, (other than roller), of iron or steel, copper, aluminium (not alloyed), handbags, rivets, machinery; used in the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink, data processing machines, digital, automatic, (not portable, analogue or hybrid), duplicating machines: gaskets, lighting or visual signalling equipment, electrical apparatus, vessels; light, fire-floats, floating cranes and other vessels, the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function, floating docks, warships; lenses, instruments and apparatus; for measuring or checking variables of liquids or gases, regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus, clocks, musical instruments, seats, dolls; representing only human beings, whether or not dressed, toys. toy musical instruments and apparatus.

The items on which Sri Lanks will give 100 percent duty concession to Pakistan are chickpeas (garbanzos), almonds, dates, oranges, mandarines, clementines, wilkings and similer citrus hybrids, apples, other fresh fruits, seeds of cumin, seeds of caraway seeds of fennel; juniper berries, spices, oil seeds, mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans, locust bean seeds or guar seeds, Orange juice, chalk; merely cut by sawing or otherwise into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape, pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, hydraulic lime, satuarted acyclic hydro carbons, Benzene, Toluene, carbon tetrachloride, sulphonated; nitrated, pentanol, cyclohexanol, Isosafrole, Malonylurea, compounds contatining an unfused thiazole ring, Quinine and its salts, Pseudoephedrine and its salts, Lysergic acid and its salt, penicilines and their derivatives, strptomycins and their derivatives, Tetracyclines and their derivatives, acrylic polymers in primary forms, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, polyethylene, parts of foot ware; tubes pipes and hollow, cold drawn or cold rolled (cold reduced), tubes or pipes fittings, containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of iron or steel. stranded wire, ropes and cables, sanitary ware and parts thereof, pliers (including cutting pliers), pincers, tweezers and similar tools, tools of two or more of the headings 82.02 to 82.05, put up in sets for retail sale, knives having fixed blades, blades, scissors. machinery for sugar manufacture, machinary for preperation of fruits, horizontal laths; numarically controlled, horizontal laths, ball bearings, bearing housings, plain shaft bearings, toothed wheels, chain sprockets and other transmission elements presented separately, electric generating sets output not exceeding 75kva, generating sets with spark;ignition internal combustion piston engines, variable or adjustable (preset) capacitors, fuses, apparatus for protecting electrical circuits, with reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 250 cc but not exceeding 500 cc, frames and forks, and parts thereof, saddles, instruments, apparatus and models, revolution counters, production counters, vacuum flasks and other vacuum vessels. sc

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