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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States held regular consultations on Thursday under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) as part of ongoing efforts to create jobs and economic growth in both countries.

The goal of TIFA meetings is to expand bilateral trade and investment in both goods and services, and at the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to improve access for products such as agricultural goods and medicines, in each other’s markets, a US embassy press release said.

Additionally, given the growth in the digital economy in both countries, discussions about how to improve services and digital trade between the United States and Pakistan took place.

Pakistan concluded the discussions with an update on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Special Economic Zones established under the project to encourage trade.

Published in Dawn, May 3rd, 2019