The second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement came into effect as of Sunday, officials said on Monday.

The new phase will allow the Pakistani manufacturers and traders to export around 313 new products to the Chinese market on zero duty.

“I congratulate China on implementation of the second phase of free trade agreement which will enhance bilateral trade and facilitate Pakistani traders to export its products to the Chinese market on zero duty,” Firdous Ashiq Awan, special assistant to prime minister on information and broadcasting, said on Twitter.

Beijing earlier approved premature activation of the second phase

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