DTIS
2010
DTIS update
2016
WTO accession
2004

With the support of the EIF trade has been incorporated as a majority priority area in Nepal’s thirteenth development plan. In addition, the Ministry of Finance has allocated funds for key ministries to implement the recommendations of the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS). The NTIS prioritized 19 products with high‑export potential and the EIF is providing targeted assistance with regards to three of the products: pashmina, ginger and medicinal and aromatic plants. In order to ensure the continuity of these initiatives, all activities implemented by the EIF are integrated into the Government’s organizational structure.

MOU
30/03/10
Budget
1'318'000
End date
28/02/18

The objective of the project is to ultimately ensure faster growth of the country, alleviation of poverty through creation of jobs, and enhanced sustainability of trade development efforts resulting in greater overall benefit to the Nepalese population.

Results:

  • The NTIS was validated in November 2015 and represents a major milestone in Nepal’s efforts to integrate trade into the national economy. The NTIS charts out necessary action in cross-cutting areas such as trade capacity building, trade and transport facilitation, standards and technical regulations, and intellectual property rights. The NTIS also identifies priority export potential sectors.
  • Supported Nepal in developing the 2015 Agriculture Development Strategy with a focus on trade.
  • Incorporated trade in sector strategies for tourism, industry, health and foreign aid.
MOU
08/06/12
Budget
700'642
End date
31/12/15

This project contributes to increasing the income level of ginger farmers through improvements in Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) arrangements and value addition for exports.

Results:

  • 1891 farmers were trained on seed production, storage, marketing, SPS/post-harvest loss, safe handling and location-based ginger production.
  • Increased farmer level income by 62%.
  • Decreased post-harvest loss by 30%.
  • Increased ginger rhizome production by 4%.
MOU
18/06/13
Budget
1'861'603
End date
18/07/17

The purpose of this project is to contribute to the economic and social development of Nepal through the export growth of Chyangra Pashmina products.

Results:

  • Prices paid to farmers by Chyangra Pashmina enterprises were around 90% higher than what Chinese traders paid.
  • 751 participants were trained in the areas of international marketing, design/collection development, merchandising, trade fair participation and export readiness.
  • 35 people participated in a formal training workshop on value chain and supply chain analysis.
  • 22 enterprises were supported to implement US and Japan market penetration strategies through capacity building in areas of branding and marketing, design and collection development, trade fairs and merchandising.
  • 11 Chyangra Pashmina enterprises attended the Sourcing at Magic trade fair in February 2015, which is one of the largest fashion and clothing trade events in the world.
MOU
14/01/14
Budget
3'900'000
End date
13/07/17

This project focuses on six districts in the Mid-Western and Far-Western development regions of Nepal. The majority of the activities will be implemented through private sector actors who have high interest in a reliable supply chain and strengthened market linkages to cater for market demand. The project has three desired outcomes:

  • Improving production and manufacturing practices, with a focus on sustainability and marketability of products.
  • Strengthening the capacities of Government offices, private association’s and locals to coordinated project-related activities.
  • Improving market access for value‑added products to priority export destinations through collective marketing and branding.

Results:

  • 55 members have joined the Jadibuti Association of Nepal (JABAN) through five district chapters, indicating a huge growth of the Association’s attractiveness to the traders.
  • JABAN has developed the final draft Code of Conduct and buy-back guarantee guidelines to get strong commitment from its members, buyers and traders to only procure sustainably harvested products.
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  • Nepal DTIS Action Matrix 2003

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  • Window II Trade-Related Capacity-Building Project: Enhanced Trade Related Capacity (ENTReC)

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  • Nepal Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2003

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  • Nepal Trade Integration Study 2010: Background Report

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  • Nepal Trade Integration Strategy 2010: Executive Summary and Action Matrix

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  • EIF Nepal Newsletter Volume1 Issue 1

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  • EIF Nepal Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 2

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  • EIF Nepal Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 1

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  • Magazine: Nepal Trade Issue 1 (English)

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  • Magazine: Nepal Trade Issue 2 (English)

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  • Magazine: Nepal Trade Issue 3 (English)

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  • Magazine: Nepal Trade Issue 4 (English)

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  • 2013 EIF Calendar

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  • Trading Stories

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  • NECTRADE Newsletter Volume 4, Issue 2 - July - December 2013

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  • Nepal Trade Integration Strategy 2010: Executive Summary and Action Matrix

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  • Country Case Studies - EIF TFM Review

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  • Nepal Trading Stories

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  • NECTRADE Newsletter Volume 5, Issue 1 - January - June 2014

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  • Nepal Annual Progress Report 2013

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  • EIF Calendar 2015: THE EIF AND POST - 2015

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  • EIF Trade Impact Stories

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  • Nepal Trade Integration Strategy 2016

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  • Nepal NTIS 2016

Naindra Prasad Upadhyaya
Respected Secretary and EIF Focal Point Ministry of Commerce
naindrau@yahoo.com

Vidur Ghimire
National Program Manager EIF/NECTRADE
vidur.ghimire@gmail.com

Toya Narayan Gyawali
tngyawali@yahoo.com

Anita Niraula
Under Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Trade SWAp Coordinator
niraula.anu@gmail.com

Saroj Acharya
Admin./Finance Officer, EIF Tier 1 NECTRADE, Ministry of Commerce
rooj25@gmail.com

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