*ISLAMABAD: *The Trump administration has turned down Pakistan’s demand for duty-free market access to the US for its products, disclosed a prime minister’s aide.
“We want duty-free market access for Pakistan’s exports to the United States, but Trump is a main hurdle,” Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile and Industry Abdul Razak Dawood said during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile on Tuesday.
The adviser said the government would again try to approach the US administration after the end of President Donald Trump’s tenure.
Pakistan sought the duty relief after the US withdrew concessions given to India and Turkey.
Pakistan is eying to take a big share of the US market by taking advantage of the scrapping of duty concessions for the two countries, which are major competitors of Pakistan in the international market.