Sunil Kant Munjal, Past president CII & Chairman, Hero Corporate Services reacted favourably to Pakistan’s action to prune neagtive list and his reactiosn are as appended below:
"This announcement is path breaking and demonstrates the maturity of leaderships on both sides which are looking to create and facilitate environment for both the economies to grow. Pakistan can import raw-material and finished goods from India at a competitive prices and India can get benefit of the strength of the many sectors where Pakistan is strong."
The complete report on negative List can be accessed as stated below:
The Pakistan cabinet today approved a proposal to shift to a negative list based trading with India, giving a major boost to bilateral ties between both the countries, reports CNBC-TV18.
The decision further goes on to say that Pakistan will eliminate the negative list by the end of 2012. That will mean that from January 1, 2013, trade relations between both the countries will not be restricted by any list.
As of now, Pakistan allows India to export only 2000 items. Commerce ministry sources told have said that once the negative list is done away with, Pakistan will be eligible for duty concessions under the South Asia free trade area agreement (SAFTA) and the peak duty that will be levied by India on Pakistani products will be just 5%