Pakistan will notify India by February of a negative list of items that it cannot trade with its neighbour, India's trade secretary Rahul Khullar said on Tuesday, in a concrete step to normalise commerce between the rival nations.

Earlier this month, Pakistan promised to give India a most favoured nation trade status. Replacing the current limited positive list of items that can be traded with a short list of products that cannot, is a step towards regular trade ties.

(Reporting by Matthias Williams; Writing by Frank Jack Daniel; editing by Malini Menon)