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Nepal enjoys trade surplus with only 18 countries (ht 20/09/2017)

Failing on trade: The first month of the current fiscal alone saw trade deficit of Rs 80 billion, which comes to around Rs 2.67 billion per day, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 18/09/2017

Trade through Biratnagar border point resumes, by Dev Narayan Shah (kp 11/09/2017)

Harmonizing of rules discourages informal trade between Nepal and India, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 11/09/2017)

Bill of export mandatory for imports of over Rs 5,000 from India (ht 10/09/2017)

Trade talks: All the loopholes must be plugged before raising export cash incentive (kp 05/09/2017)

Detour routes raise costs (kp 01/09/2017)

Heavy equipment imports soar on rising demand (kp 31/08/2017)

Trade deficit surges to Rs 79.99bn in first month (ht 31/08/2017)

Keep calm and trade on: What effects the introduction of GST in India will have on Nepal remains to be seen, by Samridhi Pant (kp 29/08/2017)

Export cash incentive to be hiked to 4 pc (kp 29/08/2017)

Decreasing exports: Reduce tariffs, by Ram Khadka (ht 29/08/2017)

Agro import bill close to hitting Rs200b mark: The country’s dependency on imported food has been ballooning out of control, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/08/2017)

Bhairahawa border point: Heightened security hits Nepal-India trade, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 08/08/2017)

Low capex spending and widening trade deficit, by Saurav Bhasyal (ht 06/08/2017)

Nepal's third country trade: 96 percent of containers bringing import goods return empty, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 01/08/2017)

Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point: Nepal, China trade set to normalise soon (kp 01/08/2017)

Enhancement of competitive edge must, says commerce minister (ht 30/07/2017)

Unusual Indian security check hits Nepal’s trade, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 26/07/2017), Traffic congestion at Bhairahawa eased, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/07/2017)

Third country imports up as traders diversify (kp 25/07/2017)

No additional fee on Nepal's third-country trade from GST: India (rep 20/07/2017)

Emerging transit dynamics: Private sector ports are making attractive offers to Nepali overseas traders, by Achyur Wagle (kp 19/07/2017)

Exponential import growth backs revenue collection (ht 19/07/2017)

Govt fails to impose VAT on stockbrokers (kp 17/07/2017)

India to compensate Nepali traders affected by GST, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/07/2017)

Sluggish export: The government must create conditions in which farmers and producers can export their goods at competitive prices (ht 10/07/2017)

Export of NTIS products declines: Govt's target of increasing trade of priority products may be unmet (kp 09/07/2017)

Nepal imports 13 times more than it exports (kp 08/07/2017)

Nepali traders scramble to make sense of GST, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/07/2017), Nepal’s trade volume takes a hit (ht 04/07/2017), India’s GST slows down Nepal’s imports, exports (kp 05/07/2017)

Stakeholders urge promotion of inland waterways for trade (ht 30/06/2017)

Legume imports reach Rs5b in first 11 months, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/06/2017)

New rules weigh heavy on courier service providers: Imported medical equipment, other essential goods at Tribhuvan International Airport, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/06/2017)

Export earnings from NTIS products drop (kp 17/06/2017)

Trade deficit widens to Rs 746 billion (rep 17/06/2017)

Cement import from India doubles: Demand up but domestic plants running below capacity (ht 15/06/2017)

Shipping liners start issuing combined bill of lading via Vizag (ht 14/06/2017)

Nepal Coffee trademark listed in 7 more markets: The brand is in the process of being registered in Australia and the US, as per the association. The government has so far spent Rs5 million on the registration process (kp 11/06/2017)

DoC urges traders to obtain IE code (ht 06/06/2017)

The Quagmire Of Trade Deficit, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 05/06/2017), Nepal’s trade deficit with S Asian countries widens to Rs444b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/06/2017)

Pashmina exports down 6.8 percent due to lower demand in Europe, by Aagat Ruchi Sapkota (kp 28/05/2017)

Imports of telecom goods surge 42pc (kp 26/05/2017)

Raw materials imports up as construction rebounds, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 23/05/2017)

Vehicle, spare part imports surge 59.7pc (kp 21/05/2017)

Basmati lovers drive up rice import bill, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/05/2017)

Betel nut consumers pick up export slack (kp 19/05/2017)

Kanchanpur exports vegetables worth Rs1m, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 16/05/2018)

Trade deficit soars to 26pc of GDP in Q3, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/05/2017)

Trade gap widening each passing year (ht 11/05/2017), Export of NTIS products plummets: Outflow of priority products like medicinal herbs, ginger and cardamom witnesses significant drop (ht 11/05/2017)

Govt mulls subsidy hike for top export items (ht 09/05/2017)

Women highly active in informal trade with India: Sawtee report (kp 03/05/2017)

Tea exports jump record high to Rs2.4b (kp 01/05/2017)

Roads not taken: BCIM will lessen Nepal’s dependence on India by giving it direct access to markets beyond India, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 26/04/2017)

Quality mark mandatory for 12 imported goods (kp 24/04/2017)

13th Nepal Int’l Trade Fair and Expo kicks off (kp 21/04/2017), Nepal 13th Int’l Trade Fair off to a roaring start, by Aagat Ruchi Sapkota (kp 23/04/2017)

Cargo tracking system to be launched in June, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/04/2017)

Current account deficit at over Rs6b (kp 13/04/2017)

Nepal 13th Int’l Trade Fair launching soon (kp 13/04/2017)

TEPC to become Trade Promotion Institution (ht 01/04/2017)

Nepal International Trade Fair kicks off today (ht 16/03/2017), International Trade Fair throws open its doors (kp 17/03/2017), Nepal International Trade Fair concludes (ht 21/03/2017), Int’l trade fair generates Rs 200 million in deals (kp 21/03/2017)

EIF support likely to drop in next phase (ht 15/03/2017)

Nepal to seek DFQF access to more goods: Nepal has received duty-free treatment for 66 items including certain carpets, headgear, shawls and scarves apart from travel goods, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/03/2017)

Third country trade: Sever ties with fraudulent agents in Kolkata port, importers told, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 09/03/2017)

Aid for trade: Govt, donors hold meeting (kp 07/03/2017), Govt prioritizes trade to achieve sustainable growth (rep 07/02/2017)

Nepal International Trade Fair to begin on March 16 (kp 03/03/2017)

Win-all trade: Women in Baglung, Parbat and Sindhuli districts have greatly increased their income from export of items made from allo, by Erica Prasai (rep 27/02/2017)

Export cash incentive scheme ‘fails’ to meet desired objectives, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 26/02/2017)

2nd International Women's Trade Expo begins (rep 15/02/2017), Women entrepreneurs share challenges of doing business (rep 16/02/2017), International Women's Trade Expo concludes (rep 20/02/2017)

Trade in the balance: Imposition of antidumping duty on Nepali and Bangladeshi jute and jute products will not encourage bilateral and regional trade, by Samridhi Pant (kp 07/02/2017)

Pact signed to open Nepali goods stalls in sister cities (kp 06/02/2017)

Exports of herbs from Rukum up 12pc in H1 (kp 06/02/2017)

Export of Nepali jute items to India resumes (ht 02/02/2017)

India levies 4.5% service charge on third-country imports, by Binod Subedi (rep 30/01/2017) [???]

DoC introduces ExIm code for traders (ht 27/01/2017)

Govt to enforce IE Code (kp 26/01/2017)

Nepal presents documents to WTO after ratifying Trade Facilitation Agreement (ht 26/01/2017), Nepal ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement (rep 26/01/2017)

Ceramics exports jump 45pc in first 5 months, by Sakchham Karki (kp 26/01/2017)

An Italian start-up gears up to promote Nepali craftsmanship, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 24/01/2017)

‘Export is must for economic and overall development’, interview with Surendra Kumar Shrestha, President of Export Council of Nepal (kp 23/01/2017)

Trade deficit balloons to Rs352b in first 5 months (kp 19/01/2017)

Parliament ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement (ht 16/01/2017)

Nepal 107th WTO member to ratify Marrakesh protocol (kp 16/01/2017)

Bad Indian road hits importers, by Shankar Acharya (kp 15/01/2017)

Rs666m worth of felt shipped in 5 months, by Sushank Kumar Yadav (kp 12/01/2017)

Govt urged to bring private sector into fertiliser trade (kp 11/01/2017)

Export of metal craft up by 50 percent, by Santosh Neupane (rep 09/01/2017)

Trading up: Integration into the South Asian economy is a golden opportunity for Nepal, by Alaina B. Teplitz (kp 06/01/2017)

Introduction of ExIm code to hit small, medium traders, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/01/2017)

CVD imposed by India affects jute exports, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 03/01/2017)

Nepal’s vegetable export potential still untapped (kp 31/12/2016)

Unexpected tax kills jute exports to India: Indian customs authorities have imposed a 12.5 percent excise duty on goods made of natural fibre, traders have said; Jute products from Bangladesh are exempt from the tax (kp 29/12/2016)

Export of silver products up: Manufacturers cite improved quality for the surge of 54pc (ht 24/12/2016)

‘Govt itself responsible for export barriers’ (ht 22/12/2016)

Clinker import surges 674pc (ht 20/12/2016)

66 Nepali goods now eligible for duty-free entry into US: President Obama signs proclamation to implement programme (kp 17/12/2016)

Nepal’s Trade deficit doubles in first 4 mths (kp 17/12/2016), Trade deficit balloons to Rs 277.13bn (ht 17/12/2016)

NCC, Chinese team sign MoU to boost trade (kp 16/12/2016), Nepal-China trade goes online: Daigou sellers turn to WeChat and TaoBao to sell Nepali handicrafts in China, by Qiu Tian and Pan Lan (nt 16/12/2016)

‘Export incentive must to make Nepali garments competitive’ (ht 15/12/2016)

50pc timber products in market imported (ht 14/12/2016)

Country to participate in Indo-Asia trade meet (ht 14/12/2016)

Nepali shippers prefer Haldia to Kolkata port (kp 12/12/2016), Nepali traders urged to use HICT for int’l shipments (ht 12/12/2016)

Import of two-wheelers increases: 108,837 units were imported in the first quadrimester of 2016-17 (ht 12/12/2016)

Easy exchange: Inland Clearance Depot has made life easier for traders who suffered from disorganized cargo transfers and other hassles, by Ayush Joshi (rep 07/12/2016)

The great barrier: The new trade integration strategy has acknowledged non-tariff measures as ‘serious bottleneck’ to boosting exports, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 01/12/2016)

Rising import of agro products worries veep Pun (rep 01/12/2016)

Dependency on one country affecting farm exports: Export of cardamom, ginger and tea affected by Indian decisions in recent months, by Raju Adhikari (rep 29/11/2016)

Demand for iron and steel skyrockets (ht 24/11/2016)

Chocolate imports soar by 37 percent, by Santosh Neupane (rep 24/11/2016)

Trade deficit doubled in first quadrimester (ht 23/11/2016), Alarming scenario: The doubling of the trade deficit in the review period should be taken with  seriousness and attempts should be made to take immediate remedial measures (ht 24/11/2016)

EU to allow only certified exports (ht 21/11/2016)

Coffee production fulfils 5pc of export demand (kp 16/11/2016)

PM makes a pitch for broader trans-Himalayan cooperation (kp 11/10/2016), ‘Investment required in infrastructure’: Prime Minister emphisises developing Nepal as transit corridor for regional trade (ht 10/11/2016)

Crucial Nepal-China trade road too risky, by Niranjan Paudel (rep 08/11/2016)

Traders urge envoys to ease export of Nepali tea and coffee (ht 05/10/2016)

Hanjin bankruptcy creates chaos among Nepali traders , by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/11/2016)

Made in Nepal: Nepal-made products are steadily gaining visibility and recognition around the world, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 28/10/2016)

Bhaktapur International Trade Fair 2016 from December 9 (ht 27/10/2016)

A trading nation: For Nepal to become a trading rather than an importing country, it should make its products more competitive, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 25/10/2016)

Trade deficit widens to Rs 201.69bn (ht 24/10/2016)

Nepal posts trade surplus with 36 countries: But the trade volume with those countries is relatively tiny and the majority of items exported to those countries are handicrafts (kp 16/10/2016)

Food imports balloon as local output stalls, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 15/10/2016)

Nepal hopes to begin third-country trade via China by end of the year (ht 07/10/2016)

Freight rate hike could make imports dearer (kp 05/10/2016)

MoC launches updated NTIS (ht 30/09/2016)

Trade deficit widens as import up nearly 55pc (ht 29/09/2016)

Shipping liners to issue multi-modal bill of lading, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 28/09/2016)

MoC prepares to table TFA in Parliament (ht 25/09/2016)

Export growth of NTIS priority products plummets over time (ht 12/09/2016)

Trade deficit widens (ht 07/09/2016)

Bhairahawa ousts Birgunj as largest import gateway (ht 23/08/2016)

Trade deficit with SAARC nations rises (ht 11/08/2016)

Trade through Vizag Port could be more feasible, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/08/2016)

Trade deficit jumps with lentil exports in free-fall, by Parbat Portel (kp 04/08/2016)

Import-export via Birgunj border point falls heavily, by Ram Sarraf (ht 01/08/2016)

Nepal’s imports shrink to Rs 782b in 2015-16 (kp 24/07/2016)

Traders call for easing ban on Basmati exports, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/07/2016)

Experts urge policy harmonisation for boosting exports (ht 10/07/2016)

Export of woolen carpet, RMG, black cardamom improves (rep 02/07/2016)

Trade deficit puts pressure on forex reserve (ht 30/06/2016)

Country’s exports plunge to Rs 61.24bn (ht 23/06/2016)

Trade deficit falls on lower oil import bill (kp 10/06/2016)

Tea producers complain about extra paperwork for exports, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/06/2016)

Vehicle imports: Mandatory to present a tripartite agreement now; According to the bill, only the authorised importer of the automobile in the country would be eligible to import the vehicle, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/05/2016)

Nepal-EU trade cooperation helping build capacity of dairy stakeholders (rep 31/05/2016)

Govt provides relief to traders hit hard by border blockade: Financial bill allows deduction of detention and demurrage costs while clearing last instalment of income tax for this fiscal year (ht 31/05/2016)

Minister concerned about growing food imports (kp 30/05/2016)

NFTA welcomes budget for next fiscal (ht 30/05/2016)

Talking about trading: The way things are, earning money from carbon trading seems to be a distant dream, by Hemant Ojha and Dil Khatri (kp 27/05/2016)

Imports of steel rods up as domestic output slows (kp 25/05/2016)

Nepal trade integration strategy 2016: List of goods, services with export potential cut to 12, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/05/2016), Unleashing potential: Whether the revised NTIS list will help meet export targets remains to be seen (kp 18/05/2016), Revised NTIS aims to address supply-side constraints (ht 19/05/2016)

Minister Chand bats for export-led growth (ht 17/05/2016)

Nepal, Bangladesh agree to remove TBT (ht 12/05/2016), 108 Nepali products get duty-free access to Bangladesh, by Parbat Portel (kp 14/05/2016)

Fuel import bill halves to Rs52b due to embargo (kp 10/05/2016)

Rice imports from India jump to Rs13.43 billion (kp 24/04/2016)

Lack of banking services at Tatopani stalls trade, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 20/04/2016)

Better roads imperative to boost trade (ht 17/04/2016)

Detention and demurrage charges: Shipping agents waive off around Rs3 billion fees, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/04/2016)

Cabinet delays endorsement of NTIS 2015, projects stalled (ht 14/04/2016)

Costly connections: Neither of the two—India and China—should ever be given the monopoly of trade in this country, by Shyam KC (kp 08/04/2016)

‘India’s trade barriers limit Nepal’s export potential’ (kp 31/03/2016)

Bhairahawa emerges as top import route (kp 27/03/2016)

Fifth Nepal International Trade Fair opens today (kp 17/03/2016), NITF-2016 to kick off today (ht 17/03/2016), Nepal Int’l Trade Fair 2016 begins (kp 18/03/2016), Prez bats for self-reliance for sustainable development (ht 18/03/2016)

New US facility disappoints garment entrepreneurs (ht 13/03/2016), Listed products have greater potential, say US officials: Nepali garment manufacturers are disappointed that they cannot avail the facility instantly as the products they make currently are not listed under the scheme (kp 15/03/2016), Nepal could utilise US facility by August (ht 17/03/2016)

Delay in delivery of imported goods from Kolkata port: Importers forced to pay high detention charges (kp 10/03/2016)

Oil import bill plunges 55pc due to embargo (kp 10/03/2016)

US trade officials visiting Nepal to discuss, simplify duty-free access (rep 09/03/2016)

Garment entrepreneurs unclear of duty-free facility provided by US (ht 07/03/2016)

Medicinal herbs worth Rs400 million exported: Bajhang shipped out 296 kg of yarsagumba valued at Rs390m in the past seven months, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 04/03/2016)

Vehicle imports through Birgunj down 50 percent, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/03/2016)

Agents refuse to release cargo until dues paid, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/02/2016) [Another proof of Oli's failed state visit to India!]

Nepali garments get duty-free status in US: The move addresses the demand of Nepali garment manufacturers who had been lobbying for duty-free entry for over a decade, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/02/2016), Nepali garments all set to get duty-free access to US market, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/02/2016)

Weakening rupee against dollar a big worry for Nepali importers, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/02/2016)

Trade experts seek simplification of transit procedures in negotiation (ht 23/02/2016)

Vishakhapatnam port to be operationalized for Nepal’s third country trade: Another transit route to Bangladesh to be opened, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/02/2016), India, B’desh open immigration offices, by Parat Portel (kp 22/02/2016), Traders elated at opening of Vishakhapatnam Port, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/02/2016), Secy: Vizag port will ease third country trade (kp 28/02/2016), Govt urges pvt sector to use Visakhapatnam Port (ht 28/02/2016)

Overall trade in first half squeezed by 30pc (ht 16/02/2016)

Import, export activities at Sirsiya Dry Port jump, by Shankar Acharya (kp 07/02/2016)

Imports dip 26.5pc in H1 (kp 06/02/2016)

Imports of coal, clinker rise through Kakarbhitta, by Parbat Portel (kp 06/02/2016)

Food imports jump sharply as trade embargo eases, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/02/2016)

Government: Non-tariff barriers slowing exports to be identified (kp 03/02/2016)

DoC plans ‘Nepal National Single Window’ system (kp 28/01/2016)

Moving nowhere: Nepal must understand that bilateral ties no longer work without trade, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 20/01/2016)

Across borders: Lower cost of trade would encourage people do to business through official channels, by Abaya Neopane (kp 14/01/2016)

Trading up: Addressing supply-side constraints are the major challenges for Nepal’s international trade, by Mina Aryal (kp 13/01/2016)

NEFFA explores alternatives to minimise losses faced by Nepali traders (ht 10/01/2016)

Imports drop in all sectors except gold, colza seeds (kp 09/01/2016)

Clearing customs: Over the years Nepal has introduced a number of trade facilitation measures, by Suman Kumar Regmi (kp 06/01/2016)

Third country trade triples in wake of blockade, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 04/01/2016)

DoCSM backs calls for establishing Garment EPZ (ht 19/12/2015)

Golden opportunity to reclaim lost glory: United states grants duty-free access to nepali readymade garment until 2025, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/12/2015)

Agro products top import list, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/11/2015)

‘Diversify trade, intensify diplomatic engagement’ (kp 25/11/2015)

Trade over politics: It is not trade that has now made Nepal vulnerable; it is the lack of free trade, by Sarita Sapkota (rep 16/11/2015)

HTPL to waive detention charges: Importers who have already paid fees for 40-day period to get refund, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/11/2015)

Ongoing Tarai protest hits trade financing (ht 14/10/2015)

Detention charge costing importers over Rs 12 crore daily, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 09/10/2015)

Infographics: Understanding Nepal’s trade (rep 07/10/2015)

Govt studying feasibility for new trade route, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 19/09/2015)

Think trade: There are many areas where Nepal and India could work together to enhance trade, by Purushottam Ojha (kp 16/09/2015)

Reopen customs point: Traders, by Krishna Thapa (kp 14/09/2015)

Nepal has trade surplus with 32 countries (kp 09/09/2015)

Prolonged strikes hit trade, business activities in West, by Janak Nepal (kp 04/09/2015)

Trade policy 2015: Export industries get new incentives (kp 03/09/2015), MoCS launches new Trade Policy (ht 03/09/2015)

Rice and paddy imports bill surges to Rs25b (kp 30/08/2015)

Tricks of trade: The poor countries, unlike their rich cousins, are not able to maintain non-tariff walls to protect their domestic industries from cheap imports, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 20/08/2015)

Revised Trade Policy gets nod from the Cabinet (ht 12/08/2015)

First trade deficit with Bangladesh in 10 years, by Parbat Portel (kp 06/08/2015)

Nepal’s trade deficit soars to 33.34 percent of GDP (kp 03/08/2015)

Favourable trade treaty with India sought: Experts urge removal of quantitative and qualitative restrictions on Nepali exports, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/08/2015)

Result-based approach to be proposed to reduce trade deficit, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/08/2015)

IE code to be implemented (ht 01/08/2015)

Pre-shipment inspections, brokers needed to remove trade barriers (kp 29/07/2015)

Nepal to notify WTO on its TFA preparations (ht 29/07/2015)

Exports down 4.8pc to Rs77.83 billion (kp 26/07/2015)

Incentive scheme for exports being revised (kp 11/07/2015)

Duty-free access to Nepali garment: Strong lobbying needed to get US senate to pass bill: Experts (kp 20/06/2015), Govt asked to lobby with the US for DFQF facility for Nepali garments (ht 20/06/2015)

Country’s trade deficit widens (ht 23/05/2015)

Imports through Biratnagar customs down 50 percent, by Binod Bhandari (kp 17/05/2015)

Govt may ban zinc sheet export, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/05/2015))

Increased imports, negative BoP likely (kp)

Traders halt transportation of goods imported from China, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 23/04/2015)

OAG report calls for closing tax loophole (kp 22/04/2015)

Exports dip 8pc on fall in shipments to India (kp 17/04/2015)

New infra transforms Rasuwagadhi into trade hub , by Krishna Thapa (kp 17/04/2015)

Bhaktapur trade fair begins (kp 12/04/2015)

NCC recommends revising goods list (kp 10/04/2015)

Decline in export widens country’s trade deficit (ht 10/04/2015)

NBSM in line to receive international accreditation (kp 08/04/2015)

World, here we come: Nepali exporters have to realise that it’s a whole other country out there, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 03/04/2015)

Potential energy: It takes 22 days for merchandise such as coffee, carpets and pashmina shawls to reach Kolkata port; This is far too long, by Resnje Teerink (rep 28/03/2015)

Blocking the way: Non-tariff barriers, along with high inflation and supply side constraints, are hurting Nepal’s trade with India, by Karishma Shakya (kp 10/03/2015)

Tepal to support TRIPS protocol amendment (ht 08/03/2015)

Traders slammed for tendency to pressure govt (kp 04/03/2015)

Nepal asks for revision of citrus trade pact, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 01/03/2015)

Trade deficit with China rises by 41.45 per cent (ht 28/02/2015)

Brand registration expected to boost Nepal coffee exports (kp 20/02/2015)

Sugarcane growers protest on East-West Highway, by Aman Koirala (kp 20/02/2015)

Onion imports from India high due to low output, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 05/02/2015)

Ambiente to help expand export market, by Prashanaa Chitrakar (ht 05/02/2015)

TEPC calls for proposal to register trademark in export destinations (ht 04/02/2015)

Draft of revised Trade Policy ready: MoCS proposes adding 11 products and seven services to boost exports, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 25/01/2015)

Country may open rice export to China (ht 21/01/2015)

Dadeldhura exports potatoes worth Rs 220m annually, by Barun Paneru (rep 17/01/2015)

300 containers stranded in Khasa due to strike (kp 13/01/2015)

Fruit imports swell due to low domestic output (kp 10/01/2015)

Nepal International Trade Fair to be held in March (kp 09/01/2015), FNCCI invites foreign firms to participate in international trade fair (ht 09/01/2015)

Try something else: The government’s much hyped export promotion schemes have not worked, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 08/01/2015)

Agro imports leap, join Rs 100b club, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/01/2015)

Beekeepers threaten stir if honey delisted from NTIS (kp 05/01/2015)

Priority products export posts negative growth (ht 04/02/2015)

List of products facing problemin export forwarded to China (ht 04/01/2015)

Boosting regional trade: Shortening of sensitive list must: Bairagi (kp 22/12/2014)

Exports slip 0.2pc, imports up 23.5pc in first four months (kp 19/12/2014)

Export to China up 81.9 pc in four months, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/12/2014)

Railway freight hiked by 5-7pc at Birgunj ICD, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/12/2014), Imports get costlier as Indian Railways hikes transport charge, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 15/12/2014), MoCS asks IR to roll back fare hike (ht 17/12/2014), Indian Railwaysrolls back hike (ht 20/12/2014)

Nepal seeks simplification of NTMs, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/12/2014)

List of export goods, services to be cut (kp 05/12/2014)

Govt prepares to revise export incentive provision: new rates will be based the employment opportunities the exporting firms create, their export performance and contribution to poverty alleviation (kp 01/12/2014)

NTMs affect trade relations among SAARC members (ht 29/11/2014)

Enthusiasm for trade fairs sweeps country (kp 27/11/2014)

Betel nut exports stop as India announces lab test, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 22/11/2014)

Coffee imports up, exports drop as demand swells, by Suman Bashyal (kp 20/11/2014)

Traders to disclose MRP of six more import goods (ht 19/11/2014)

NTIS will be revised by Feb next year: Ministry (kp 15/11/2014)

Ginger traders facenon-tariff barriers (ht 15/11/2014)

Majority of Nepal’s trade within SAARC region (ht 12/11/2014)

Jilong-Rasuwagadhi checkpost to begin operation soon (ht 08/11/2014)

TEPC plans to register ginger trademark (ht 07/11/2014)

Easter region enjoys trade surplus with Bangladesh, by Binod Subedi (rep 05/11/2014)

Nepal imported rice worth Rs 2.66 billion from India: First two months' data (kp 30/10/2014)

Betel nut imports rise, by Shankar Acharya (kp 27/10/2014)

Surge in garlic imports raises suspicions, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 22/10/2014)

Experts urge flexibility in new Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (ht 21/10/2014)

Govt to focus on trade in services in new policy: Draft reveals majority of clauses similar to those already in place, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 19/10/2014)

Govt amending trade policy to boost exports: Minister (kp 14/10/2014)

Pact to export Nepali herbs to Europe (kp 10/10/2014), GIZ launches new agro initiative: Partnership aims to promote Nepali herbs in EU, alleviate poverty (ht 10/10/2014)

Shipments of fancied export products rise 2pc (kp 09/10/2014)

Cargo spends Dashain in Khasa depots, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 09/10/2014)

MoCS seeks inter-ministerialcooperation to reduce trade deficit, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 09/10/2014)

Nepal’s economic vulnerability worsens as deficit up twofold (kp 08/10/2014)

Export of NTIS products rise marginal 2.08pc (ht 07/10/2014)

Trade with SAsia at crawling speed despite SAFTA, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/10/2014)

Daily Nepal imports top Rs 2 billion: Trade deficit surged by 20.53pc when compared to fiscal year 2012-13 (ht 30/09/2014)

Imported goods unlikely to arrive in time for Dashain, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 11/09/2014)

Export promotion measures Engines of growth, by Girish P. Pant (ht 05/09/2014)

Nepal blowing earnings on imports: Report (kp 27/08/2014)

The coming trade policy: Balancing incentives and trade support will be the greatest challenge for policymakers, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 27/08/2014)

Rasuwagadhi jammed as traders reroute shipments, by Krishna Thapa (kp 26/08/2014)

Domestic problems blamed for low exports to India (kp 20/08/2014)

Product Development Programme In Trade Policy, by Suman Kumar Regmi (rn 19/08/2014)

Veg, food imports from Bhairahawa customs up 38%, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 18/08/2014)

Cutting the deficit with India: The erosion of preference margins, more than non-tariff barriers, is the key issue, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 13/08/2014)

MoCS starts drafting Export and Import Bill (ht 13/08/2014)

Ranjana Trade Centre begins operation (ht 11/08/2014)

Traders shift to Rasuwagadhi as landslide severs road to Tatopani, by Nirajan Poudel (rep 11/08/2014)

Nepal’s trade deficit with India continues to grow steeply (kp 05/08/2014)

Govt plans to boost exports to Rs 100b by fiscal-end (kp 27/07/2014)

Improved connectivity urged to boost trade within Saarc (kp 25/07/2014)

‘Reducing NTMs crucial to promote trade’ (ht 25/07/2014)

All quiet on trade front: The budget doesn't say much about boosting trade and the huge deficit is likely to persist, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 21/07/2014)

Trade deficit hits Rs 563b as imports rise (kp 19/07/2014), Trade deficit widens to Rs 563.97 billion (ht 19/07/2014)

Trade deficit jumps to Rs 1.69 billion per day (rep 12/07/2014)

Central, Eastern regions account for 90pc of exports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/07/2014)

Government to setup trade board (ht 09/07/2014)

Trade policy out of sync with times, says Thapa (kp 08/07/2014)

Import of agro products mounts to whopping Rs 33.38 billion, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 06/07/2014)

Up, up and away: The trade deficit keeps growing showing that interventions have been misplaced, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 01/07/2014)

Internal Trade Policy to boost domestic sector (kp 30/06/2014)

US for holding TIFA meet in Nepal in Aug (kp 26/06/2014)

Something’s wrong with it: The export subsidy plan has been stumbling along with nothing to show for it, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 20/06/2014)

Iron and steel products tops export list: Trade deficit rises to Rs 509 billion (rep 18/06/2014), Rs 21b cereal imports in first 10 months (kp 19/06/2014)

Exports to Turkey top billion-rupee mark in ‘13 (kp 15/06/2014)

Trade deficit tops Rs 500-billion mark (ht 13/06/2014)

Nepal’s trade reliance on India continues: 66.8pc of imports and 66.9pc of exports to thesouthern neighbour in current fiscal year (ht 13/06/2014)

Gift for Nepal: Least developed country package will help Nepal gain market access in the developed countries, by Arjun Karki (rep 05/06/2014)

Use of shipping lines cuts costs for traders (kp 31/05/2014)

Easy loans push auto imports up (kp 30/05/2014)

Trade policy amendment on cards (ht 28/05/2014)

Take Steps To Check Trade Slump, by Rudra Prasad Ghimire (rn 25/05/2014)

Nepal imported agro products worth Rs 99.34 billion last FY, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/05/2014), Vegetable imports from India down 10.5%, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 21/05/2014)

Imports of fruits, vegetables swell (kp 16/05/2014)

Exports up 19.9pc to Rs 68.2b (kp 14/05/2014), Exports of NTIS products drop (kp 15/05/2014)

A decade later: Free trade sounds great, but it is of not  much use if we have nothing to export, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 02/05/2014)

Trade deficit balloons to Rs 396.96b (kp 14/04/2014), BOP surplus jumps to Rs 102.81 billion (rep 14/04/2014), Export-import ratio falls moderately. Nepal imported goods worth Rs 13.3 as against every rupee of exports (ht 15/04/2014)

DFTQC to upgrade laboratory (kp 08/04/2014)

Fuel import bill exceeds export earnings by Rs 27b (kp 07/04/2014)

Govt steps up effort to revise NTIS (kp 31/03/2014)

Body to suggest trade reforms remains idle: The Board of Trade has met just twice in the last five years (kp 30/03/2014)

Nepal not being able to capitalise on DFQF provision (kp 25/03/2014)

Nepal improves efficiency of trade logistics, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 25/03/2014)

Balance of trade: There is an immediate need to take steps to increase exports and reduce Nepal's growing trade deficit, by Shyam K.C. (kp 23/03/2014)

Nepal importing fruits worth Rs 6b annually (rep 20/03/2014)

Third country exports of a few products rise (ht 17/03/2014)

Trade deficit surged by 25% during seven months: NRB (rep 14/03/2014)

Free trade arrangements: Will Nepal be able to benefit from BIMSTEC or will it be another SAFTA?, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 12/03/2014)

Nepal losing competitive edge in export market (kp 09/03/2014), ADB urges Nepal to diversify export basket (ht 10/03/2014)

Policies being formulated to streamline domestic trade (kp 07/03/2014)

Nepal International Trade Fair 2014 begins today (rep 06/03/2014), Nepal Int’l Trade Fair kicks off (ht 07/03/2014), Buy Nepali products and cut imports, says Prez (kp 07/03/2014), 3rd Nepal Int’l Trade Fair woos 235k visitors (kp 11/03/2014),  Nepali herbal and handicraft products winners at NITF (ht 11/03/2014)

Nepal asks US to hold TIFA meeting soon, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/03/2014)

Iron and steel products top Nepal’s export charts (kp 01/03/2014)

Nepal-bound cargo starts moving from Kolkata port, by Rajesh Khanal and Shankar Acharya (kp 28/02/2014)

South-South trade: The developing countries are a potential market that Nepali exporters often overlook, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 27/02/2014)

Exports of NTIS products drop 3.28pc in first half (kp 19/02/2014), NRB data reveals trade statistics not encouraging (ht 19/02/2014), Trade deficit surges by 24.4% (rep 19/02/2014), In a rut: Growing trade deficit (rep 19/02/2014)

Nepal's trade deficit widens to Rs 289.62 billion (kp 17/02/2014)

No pain, no gain: Exporters should make efforts to deal with non-tariff barriers instead of only griping, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 17/02/2014)

Big exporters want revision in export incentives scheme (rep 17/02/2014)

Nepal’s trade dependency on India swells in 2000s, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/02/2014)

Weak rupee hits import growth: Increased by a marginal three per cent to around Rs 350 billion (ht 30/01/2014)

Nepal would do well to focus on energy substitution: Trade imbalance remains despite growth in exports, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 29/01/2014)

FinMin for developing customs as facilitating centres to boost trade (kp 27/01/2014)

Investment stressed to reduce trade deficit (ht 18/01/2014)

Nepal imported 9,000 tonnes of betel nuts in 1st 6 months of FY, by Parbat Portel (kp 17/01/2014)

LDCs and Bali conference: Benefits not clear yet, by Raj Kumar K.C. (ht 15/01/2014)

Weak rupee lowers export-import ratio (ht 14/01/2014), Trade deficit crosses Rs 232 billion (rep 14/01/2014)

Traders seek removal of double taxation (ht 13/01/2014)

Keep at it: The trade facilitation agreement in Bali has once again signaled that multilateral trading system can still work in favor of ppr countries, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 11/01/2014)

Pharmas demand removal of non-tariff export barriers (kp 07/01/2014)

Govt okays export of third-country goods: Starts preparing LoE on importing vehicles by driving them (ht 04/01/2014), Draft LoE on vehicle imports ready (rep 04/01/2014)

Don’t count your chickens, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 01/01/2014)

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