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Trade Deficit Reaches Rs. 568b Despite Export Increase By 104% In Four Months (rn 28/11/2021), Nepal's ballooning trade deficit: Serious adjustment needed, by Shankar Man Singh (ht 29/11/2021)

Total foreign trade surges 68.1 per cent (ht 17/11/2021)

Imports From Tatopani Border Being Made Easier, by Chitra Mijar (rn 15/11/2021)

Trade deficit crosses Rs 400 billion in three months of current FY (rep 14/11/2021)

Export earnings from listed products barely budged in first quarter: Shipments during the period mid-July to mid-October were worth Rs10.30 billion, up from Rs10 billion previously, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/11/2021)

Ban on import of peas, black pepper and betel nut lifted (rep 30/10/2021)

The Nyishangba traders of Manang : Their remarkable  adventurism adds an important chapter to Nepalís history of trade, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 29/10/2021)

Total foreign trade surges nearly 80pc to Rs 358.56 billion (ht 26/10/2021), Nepal records Rs 500 billion foreign trade in three months (kh 27/10/2021)

Oil exports may suffer after India slashes import duty : Lower taxes could prompt Indian traders to source the products themselves and dent Nepalís largest export, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/10/2021)

Import of sanitizers sees a significant decline in the first two months of the current FY (rep 16/10/2021)

Strengthening export competitiveness crucial : Trade deficit as a share of gross domestic product has substantially increased over the years (ht 01/10/2021)

Falling remittances, foreign currency reserves worrisome amid resurging imports :Nepalís imports surged by 75.7 percent while remittances fell by 18.1 percent in the first month of the new fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/09/2021), Nepalís trade deficit widened 71 percent in first two months of current FY (rep 27/09/2021)

Nepal's total trade surges nearly 80pc in first month of fiscal year 2021-22 (ht 24/09/2021)

Nepal spent US $ 4.54 billion to buy Indian currency worth Rs 535.23 billion to finance imports last year (rep 02/09/2021)

The salt traders of Karnali : With the decline of the salt trade, the once-prosperous region of Karnali came to depend on Tibet, the very place it had been trading with for centuries, by Jag Bahadur Budha (rec 31/08/2021)

Government audit report recommends rethink of export subsidy policy : Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies provides subsidies ranging from 3-5 percent of the value on selected goods, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/08/2021)

Soaring shipping costs make Nepali products less competitive in US : Nepalís main exports to the US are woollen carpets, woollen felt goods, readymade garments, handicrafts and Himalayan dog chews, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/08/2021)

Trade Surplus With 22 Out Of 160 Trade Partner Countries, by Laxman Kafle (rn 24/08/2021)

Chiraito traders clearing out stocks  as Tibet market remains closed : Tibet is the largest buyer of the herb, but Chinese authorities do not plan to reopen the border soon, insiders say, by Ananda Gautam (kp 10/08/2021)

Value of Nepalís exports swells due to stronger dollar : Shipments were worth Rs35.36 billion in the last fiscal year 2020-21, up from Rs27.63 billion in 2019-20, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/07/2021)

Nepalís agri imports soar despite Covid-19 disruption : While overall imports grew by 28.66 percent to Rs1.53 trillion, agricultural goods imports increased by more than 30 percent to Rs325 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/07/2021)

Import of medical equipment almost double amid pandemic : Particularly, the import from China had surged by around 104.8 percent to Rs2.9 billion in the first 11 months of fiscal 2019-20 on a year on year basis, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/07/2021)

Streamlining Nepalís trade competitiveness : The amendment to the Railway Services Agreement between Nepal and India is a major milestone, by Chandra Ghimire (kp 19/07/2021)

Proposed policy to ban small importers sparks individual rights concerns : Provision will limit the number of importers and make it easier to identify them and track their transactions, report says, by Prithvi ManShrestha (kp 16/07/2021)

Nepal exports goods worth Rs 121 billion in past 11 months (kh 25/06/2021)

Nepalís annual soybean oil exports to India near Rs50 billion : Despite the impressive export statistics, the soybean oil trade contributes very little to the economy, economists say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/06/2021)

How trade spats increase poverty: the India-Nepal Episode of 2015, by Sanjay Kathuria, TG Srinivasan and Swarnim Wagle (rep 23/06/2021)

Nepalís trade deficit grew by around 25 percent to Rs 1.26 trillion in first 11 months of current FY (rep 23/06/2021)

Nepalís Foreign Trade: Import worth Rs 1205 billion, export Rs 108 billion, by Sabina Karki (kh 27/05/2021)

Current account deficit surges 64.49 per cent (ht 13/05/2021)

Chinese border closure hits Nepali entrepreneurs hard : With no export orders, manufacturers and exporters are facing tough times and have started looking for other sources of income observing the situation, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/04/2021)

Export of Nepali felt products surges 61.97 percent : Traders attributed the growth to products being competitive in the international market, in terms of price and quality, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/04/2021)

Nepal has $9.2 billion untapped export potential: Report; In the fiscal year 2019-20, exports amounted to $835 million while imports worth $10.22 billion flooded in, a World Bank study shows, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/04/2021), 'Export competitiveness key to green, resilient and inclusive recovery' (ht 13/04/2021), Export potential : The govt and the private sector need to identify the areas where investments can be made to harness the export potential (ht 14/04/2021)

One-door system for food import, export permits soon (ht 10/04/2021)

Export Of Garment Products Decreases By 10 Times In Two Decades (rn 31/03/2021)

EU-Nepal TIP to boost pashmina business in Nepal (rep 31/03/2021)

Govt allows import of luxury vehicles to resume (ht 23/03/2021)

Dissecting bordernomics : Borders should become points of facilitation, not control, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 23/03/2021)

Nepal imports goods worth Rs 1.25 billion in single month as economic activities start rebounding (rep 22/03/2021)

Govt partially lifts restriction on import of peppercorns, peas, dates and betel nuts (rep 19/03/2021)

Nepalís current account deficit at Rs 101.90bn (ht 17/03/2021)

Nepalís tea exports thrive despite pandemic : Shipments to Germany alone were worth Rs52.7 million in the first half of the fiscal year, officials say, by Parbat Portel (kp 12/03/2021)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade pact stuck over other charges : Nepali officials say an agreement between the two neighbours is unlikely until the other duties or charges (ODC) on listed goods are dropped to zero, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/03/2021)

Nepali importers turn to sea to escape the vagaries of northern borderTraders donít mind the extra cost and time since there is no risk of their shipments being held up, they say, by Krishana Prasain and Balram Ghimire (kp 05/03/2021)

Chobhar dry port expected to be completed next month : The facility will allow importers to make customs clearance in Kathmandu and facilitate trade, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/03/2021)

Nepal needs strategy, robust trade deals to graduate from poor club, experts say : As the United Nations recommends Nepalís graduation from least developed country after 2026, challenges are of sustained growth since nation will lose existing support, by Anil Giri (kp 28/02/2021)

Nepal begins process to register five species of large cardamom grown in the country : Once the species of large cardamom, one of the most expensive spices in the world, are registered, Nepal can claim their ownership and patent them in the international market, by Ananda Gautam (kp 21/02/2021)

Mobile imports nearly double despite tattered economy : The rise in legal imports has also been attributed to the immobilisation of the grey market by virus restrictions, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/02/2021)

Nepal spent US $2.04 billion to purchase Indian currency to fund imports in the first six months of current FY (rep 16/02/2021)

Novel project seeks to promote Nepali tea in the world market : Stakeholders expect the project, estimated to cost around Rs175 million, to  provide significant support by way of technical assistance, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 11/02/2021)

Traders say China imposing Ďundeclared blockadeí : Shipments are still being held up at the northern border for over 16 months now on the pretext of Covid-19 pandemic, much to importersí chagrin, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/02/2021), Despite promises, bilateral trade with China struggles to bounce back :  While Beijing appears to be reluctant to open border points on different pretexts, Nepal has failed to raise the issue strongly, much to the disappointment of traders, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/02/2021), Tatopani border point reopens after three weeks : The border was closed on January 20 for the repair works on the Miteri bridge that links Nepal and China, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/02/2021)

Cardamom and tea exports rise (ht 05/02/2021)

Nepal bans import of poultry products after bird flu detected : Docs urge to take precautions (kh 31/01/2021)

Agricultural products lead export growth : Export revenues swelled by 15.46 percent mainly due to a rise in shipments of cardamom, tea and medicinal plants, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/01/2021)

One-door system in agro-related foreign trade implemented (ht 25/01/2021)

Strained infrastructure in Bhairahawa dents trade growth : More than 700 freight trucks enter Nepal daily through Bhairahawa, making it the countryís second busiest transit point, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 23/01/2021)

Pursue a country-wise trade promotion plan, study says : According to the Department of Customs, exports made up only 7.5 percent of the countryís total trade in the last fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/01/2021)

Scared of regional trade : While everybody is forming blocs, South Asian countries are weirdly punishing each other, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 07/01/2021)

Govt enforces anti-dumping regulations to check import of substandard goods (rep 03/01/2021)

Traders shift to exporting soybean oil as palm oil loses lustre after Indiaís restriction : Soybean oil shipments increased four and a half times to Rs13.5 billion in the first five months of the fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/12/2020)

Sindhupalchokís coffee exports keep up despite pandemic : The district exported more than 7 tonnes this year to Australia, Japan and South Korea, by Anish Tiwari (kp 24/12/2020)

Trade deficit narrows by 12.5 per cent to Rs 362.29bn (ht 22/12/2020)

US to support Nepal in increasing production of exportable goods : Nepal has not been able to produce exportable goods  on a large scale (kp 18/12/2020)

DoC begins study on import of Tesla EV (ht 14/12/2020)

Nepal saw massive spike in food imports (rep 07/12/2020) [This is no wonder after the incompetent Oli government did not allow Nepali products to be transported to markets and consumers!]

Burdensome barriers to trade : Non-tariff barriers and  preference erosion have complicated Nepalís export strategy, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 02/12/2020)

Nepal witnesses trade surplus with 25 countries in the first four months (rep 29/11/2020)

Traders fear they may miss winter sales season too : The northern border reopened in mid-October after being closed for several months, but only a small number of containers were allowed to pass, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/11/2020)

Lack of uniformity creates confusion in trade data (ht 27/11/2020)

Rising value of yuan likely to raise import cost, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 20/11/2020)

Higher tea prices push up Nepalís export earnings : Tea exports see a steep jump of 150 percent to Rs2.18 billion. Shipments in the first quarter of the last fiscal year amounted to Rs871 million, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/11/2020)

Entrepreneurs warn of sit-in at border points with China if import not eased (kh 10/11/2020)

Infrastructure development lagging behind trade growth in Bhairahawa : The column of trucks waiting to enter Nepal through the Sunauli border is usually 10 km long, traders say, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 05/11/2020)

Nepalís trade deficit down 15.1 per cent in Q1 (ht 05/11/2020)

Trade deficit narrows down nearly 25 per cent (ht 22/10/2020) [This is no wonder with hardly any imports and exports!]

Uncertain global trading system : In trade matters,  differences between rich and poor countries have intensified recently, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 19/10/2020)

Nepal imported mobile phones worth Rs8 billion in two months, data shows : Demand has swelled as activities ranging from education and work to shopping are moving online, traders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/10/2020)

As border with China is closed, Nepali carpets in Taplejung find no market : Traditional carpets from the district are sought after across the border for their warmth, price, and durability, traders say, by Ananda Gautam (kp 04/10/2020)

Lockdown causes tea exports to soar as people stay home guzzling the brew : Tea shipments from Nepal jumped 147 percent year-on-year in the first two months of the fiscal year, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/10/2020)

Trading via Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi still closed despite government assurance: Importers (rep 29/09/2020)

Traders eyeing festival sales are worried as goods remain at Chinese borders : Almost 2,000 containers full of clothes, electronic devices and shoes have been stranded at two northern border points as Covid-19 protocol slows down cargo clearance, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/09/2020)

Nepalís orthodox tea gets its own trademark : The trademark includes the words ĎNepal Tea Quality from the Himalayaí and is the countryís first brand of agri produce, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 24/09/2020), Tea farmers and traders sceptical about trademark implementation : Stakeholders highlight the system of getting organic tea certified, which costs more  than Rs 500,000, as a major obstacle to widespread adoption of the new brand, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 27/09/2020)

Cabbage exports to India hit Rs 500 million annually : The cabbage harvest season has started in the eastern hills, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 23/09/2020)

Trading during a pandemic : World commerce will depend on the agility of exporters and their ability to innovate, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 10/09/2020)

COVID disruptions a boon for Balance of Payments : Nepalís balance of payments for fiscal 2019-20 is at a surplus of 282.41 billion rupees (ht 25/08/2020) [This is no wonder under the ban of international flights!]

Nepal lost Rs 7 billion in exports of high value products as virus strangles foreign trade: Shipments of listed products in fiscal 2019-20 plunged 18.65 percent year-on-year, according to official data, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/08/2020)

How to be an expert exporter: These are the important skills needed to promote exports in the post-coronavirus world, by Suman Kumar Regmi (kp 07/08/2020)

Already struggling to meet targets, Nepalís footwear export numbers look at an uncertain future: Nepal exported footwear worth Rs 2.36 billion in the fiscal year 2014-15, this declined to Rs 767 million in the fiscal year 2019-20, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/08/2020)

Nepalís overall imports have gone down but agriculture import continues to expand, hitting record Rs 250 billion: Experts say import-promoting policies, high production costs, change in consumer behaviour and lack of restrictions on import are to blame as the government fails to support farmers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/07/2020), Go local: The government must create a support system for local farmers rather than continue to import agro products (kp 29/07/2020)

Nepalís readymade garment sector faces Rs 1.25 billion hit as foreign buyers cancel orders: As the garment sector was recovering from years of downturns, the virus pandemic has emerged as a big setback for the sector, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/07/2020)

Nepal needs a better strategy: Indiaís GST helped Nepal to shore up exports, but core competence is a concern, by Pratim Ranjan Bose (kp 05/07/2020)

Earnings from listed products down 18 percent as virus crushes exports: Shipments during the first 11 months of the fiscal year were valued at Rs 17.83 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/07/2020)

Importers leave piles of uncleared cargo at Sirsiya Dry Port: The dry port is operating at three times its capacity with 4,358 containers sitting in its premises, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/05/2020)

Nepal's palm oil exports could suffer as India suspends import licences: Shipments in the first eight months of the current fiscal year were valued at Rs 15.35 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/05/2020)

Import Via Tatopani Resumes, by Laxman Kafle (rn 11/05/2020)

Officials warn rise in number of cargo trucks entering Nepal raises the risk of coronavirus: Health workers fear the spread of Covid-19 if safety guidelines are not followed while allowing entry to trucks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/05/2020)

Lockdown wipes out handicraft trade as exports drop to zilch: The sector has suffered losses worth nearly Rs 2 billion in lost exports in the past two months, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/04/2020)

Certificate of Origin temporarily not required in trade with India (ht 07/04/2020)

Govt bans imports of high-end cars, expensive edibles: The measure is aimed at checking depletion of forex reserve amid the threat of COVID-19, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 31/03/2020)

Enhancing exports to Bangladesh: Taxes levied on imports at Bangladesh customs is primary obstacle to Nepalís exports. The high taxes arise from customs duty, para-tariff and overvaluation of certain products for customs purposes, by Kshitiz Dahal (rep 03/03/2020)

ITC to inject $9 million to promote export of pashmina, coffee (rep 01/03/2020)

Nepal-China trade hit by coronavirus threat (rep 18/02/2020)

Government may lift restriction on milk powder import (ht 16/02/2020)

Policy instability takes its toll on herb exporters, by Arjun Oli (rep 30/01/2020)

Exports via Nepalgunj customs down 62%, by Arjun Oli (rep 19/01/2020)

Strategic plan to enhance trade in the offing, by Umesh Poudel (ht 17/01/2020)

Extra charge by shipping companies cost Nepali importers Rs 1 billion annually, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 15/01/2020)

Indiaís ban on imports of refined palm oil could kill Nepalís biggest export: The restriction is believed to be aimed at Malaysia but Nepal has been exporting palm oil worth billions of rupees to India by exploiting a zero-tariff facility, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/01/2020), India says its businesses can still buy processed palm oil from Nepal: Local traders said the Indian governmentís statement provides relief for many panic-stricken Nepali manufacturers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/01/2020)

With the export of everything else falling, palm oil rises to the top: A smaller inventory, increased domestic consumption and a slowing Indian economy could account for the fall in exports, say experts, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/01/2020)

Processed edible oils become Nepal's top export: Soybean and palm oil shipments in the first five months of the fiscal year were worth Rs8.58 billion, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/01/2020), Oily business: Refined palm and soybean oil becoming Nepal's largest export is worrying (kp 03/01/2020)

Trade deficit down but government struggles to meet revenue target (rep 02/01/2020)

Transit Protocol with China to come into effect from February, but there are obstacles ahead: The primary challenges to third-country imports via Chinese ports have to do with infrastructure in Nepal and a lack of knowledge about Chinese processes, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2020)

Lack of organic certification hits Nepal's tea exports: Shipments were down 24 percent year-on-year to Rs1.16 billion in the first four months, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/12/2019)

Nepalís gasoline imports fall as economy slackens: Slow growth in the construction sector and a halt in development activities led to the decline, economists say, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 20/12/2019)

Trade deficit narrows by 8.9pc (ht 19/12/2019)

Exports of felt products surge by over 50 percent to Rs 1 billion: The US, European countries and Japan are the major market for Nepali felt products, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/12/2019)

DoFTQC upgrading lab to facilitate exporters (rep 16/12/2019)

Trade deficit down 8.9 percent to Rs414 billion on plunging imports: Imports fall for fourth straight month, but economists say this is no cause for celebration, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/11/2019)

Pashmina exports in the first quarter down 27 percent: Shipments during the period mid-July to mid-October totalled Rs567 million, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/11/2019)

Nepalís trade deficit fell 12 percent to Rs307.78 billion in the first quarter: Reduced imports of readymade garments and electrical equipment shaved Rs20 billion off the trade deficit, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/11/2019), BoP at Rs 14.43bn surplus despite fall in remittance inflow (ht 22/11/2019)

Traders urge export promotion to cut trade deficit with India: Nepal has a Rs855 billion trade deficit with the southern neighbour which is its largest trading partner, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/11/2019)

Coffee worth Rs 98 million imported in last fiscal (rep 18/11/2019)

Nepal isn't just importing two-thirds of its needs from India, itís also importing inflation: With the Indian economy slowing and the Indian rupee falling, Nepal could face increasing pressure on its foreign exchange reserves, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 14/11/2019)

To reduce the trade deficit, Nepal has to rely on agriculture: In the short term, the hydropower and agricultural sectors offer Nepalís best hope, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 03/11/2019)

Nepal's trade deficit in the first quarter drops to Rs307 billion: This is the third straight month imports have fallen and export earnings have swelled, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/11/2019), Trade deficit shrinks by 12% in first quarter, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 02/11/2019)

Trade deficit shrinks 3 percent in the first two months: Officials cited wider restrictions on the import of luxury goods and a rise in exports for the drop, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/10/2019)

Import of industrial raw material decreases (rep 24/10/2019)

BoP records surplus of Rs 6 bn after over a year (ht 25/09/2019), Trade deficit down 11.5 percent in the first month of the fiscal year: Experts say the trade figures could have been manipulated to paint a rosy picture, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/09/2019)

Foreign exchange reserves decline for the first time in 10 years, reducing import ability by half: Four years ago, Nepal had enough reserves to sustain the imports for 14.1 months, but now that number has reduced to just 7.8 months, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/09/2019)

Export of Nepali readymade garment hits 13-year high: The country exported readymade garment worth Rs6.34 billion in the last fiscal year, the highest in over a decade, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/09/2019)

Misguided attempts at cutting the trade deficit: The aim should be to promote productive sectors, not impose restrictions on ordinary Nepalis (kp 10/09/2019)

Surging trade deficit is cause for concern, but it could be turned into opportunities: There are several areas where Nepal can cash in on to boost domestic businesses, analysts say, by Rajnesh Khanal (kp 08/09/2019)

External sector worsening despite economic growth : Pressure is building on BOP (rep 05/09/2019)

Wanted: Maximum tailwind of exports, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 03/09/2019), Develop export plans: Nepal must explore new areas of investment that can help boost our exports and create job opportunities here (ht 04/09/2019)

Nepali footwear losing charm, export drops 27 percent: Local manufacturers have been focusing on expanding their domestic market share while putting low focus on export , by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/09/2019)

Kolkata port improve services as other Indian ports court Nepali traders, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 02/09/2019)

Government starts operation of its own CFS in Kolkata (ht 31/08/2019)

Nepali export products being priced out of the market: Revenues from exports of five of the nine listed products dropped in the last fiscal year, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/08/2019)

Energy Ministry proposes check on power consumption by businesses: The ministry made the move in a bid to encourage usage of energy-efficient technology, machines and equipment to reduce energy imports and curb emissions, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 22/08/2019)

Vegetable and rice worth Rs 15 billion imported through Bhairahawa, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 22/08/2019)

Geographical indications for export promotion: Nepal may not compete in international trade on scale, but it does have unique products to sell, by Madhu K. Marasini (kp 21/08/2019)

Ministry moves to expand the export basket to trim trade deficit: The widening trade deficit has hit foreign currency reserves, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/08/2019)

Nepal and Bhutan poised to sign trade agreement: Analysts doubt the deal will boost trade much due to Nepal's small export basket, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/08/2019)

With festival season approaching, sugar traders lobby for an extension on import restrictions: The sugar industry consistently asks for an import restriction so that it can raise prices during the festival season, citing a shortage, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/08/2019)

Millennials rack up huge import bill for packed food items: According to the Population Census 2011, about one-third of the countryís population is in the age group of 20-40 years, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/08/2019)

Imports Increasing through Vizag port, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 03/08/2019)

Trade deficit balloons to Rs 1.32 trillion (rep 30/07/2019)

Vehicle, petroleum worth Rs 47 billion imported via Bhairahawa (rep 30/07/2019)

Nepalís trade potential hindered by poor trade logistics, analysts say: Traders face numerous hurdles while transporting goods through Indian land, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/07/2019)

Problems galore in export of medicinal herbs to India, by Arjun Oli (rep 29/07/2019)

India-Nepal logistics summit: Investment, trade with India govtís top priority (ht 29/07/2019), Call to improve competitiveness of Nepali products to bring down trade deficit, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 29/07/2019)

Maize worth 71 billion imported in 10 years, by Madhusudhan Guragain (kp 24/07/2019)

Korean companies interested to import spring water from Nepal, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 22/07/2019)

Visakhapatnam overtakes Kolkata in handling Nepal-bound cargo: Visakhapatnam pulling Nepali traders with efficiency and higher capacity, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/07/2019)

Nepalís rising trade deficit takes toll on countryís foreign currency reserves: The trade deficit grew 17 percent in the first 11 months of the last fiscal year, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/07/2019)

Country records BoP deficit of Rs 90.83 bn (ht 20/07/2019)

Export of refined  palm oil soars (ht 20/07/2019)

Certificate of Origin to be issued online (rep 20/07/2019)

Quantitative restriction on sugar import  lifted (ht 19/07/2019), As the festival season approaches, sugar producers once again demand restrictions on import: This is a pattern that repeats every year, where import restrictions cause prices to rise, benefiting producers who have hoarded sugar, analysts say, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/07/2019)

Govt enforces online consignment tracking system: Private sector leaders skeptical about effective implementation (rep 18/07/2019), Tarai industrialists join protest against VCTS (ht 22/07/2019)

Discrepancy calls trade data credibility into question, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 18/07/2019)

Countryís export rises by 19.2 pc (ht 14/07/2019), Export revenues from listed products inch up 2.7 percent, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/07/2019)

Govt allows import of restricted commodities that had initiated due process (rep 14/07/2019)

Int'l shipping firms court importers as trade volume goes up, by Ritesh Tripathy (rep 08/07/2019)

Govt prohibits export, import of various goods: The government has fully banned import of plastic bags less than 30 micron (ht 07/07/2019)

India tightens Nepalís tea exports, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 06/07/2019) [???]

India expresses concern over chemical testing requirements: Lack of properly equipped labs leaves imported fruits and vegetables rotting at the border, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/07/2019), MoICS revokes decision to check pesticides in veggie imports, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 06/07/2019), Nepal revokes pesticide tests for fruits, vegetables under Indian pressure (rep 06/07/2019), ĎDonít revoke decision to test pesticides in imported vegetablesí (ht 07/07/2019)

Imports surge via Rasuwagadhi customs point: Readymade garment, apple, footwear, bags and spectacles were the major items imported, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 01/07/2019)

Trade deficit balloons toRs 1,212 billion in eleven months (rep 29/06/2019)

Only five trucks have crossed the Tatopani border since its reopening: Chinese side has imposed a host of restrictions, pointing to unresolved issues by the Nepal government, traders say, by Rajesh Khanal and Anil Giri (kp 28/06/2019)

Trade deficit surges 17.4 percent year-on-year to Rs1.21 trillion, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/06/2019), Trade deficit at  Rs 1.21 trillion in first 11 months (ht 28/06/2019)

Total exports growing, except to China (rep 23/06/2019), Earnings from exports to China plunge 29 percent: Shipments in the first 10 months of the fiscal year were valued at Rs1.78 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/06/2019)

BoP under pressure as trade deficit widens (ht 20/06/2019)

Tatopani tales: Ropening of the Tatopani trade route will facilitate and ease imports between Nepal and China, but the country is yet to exploit benefits from trade ties by increasing exports (ht 16/06/2019)

Cash incentive for exports to India27 products, including vegetables, fruits, footwear products and cardamom, to enjoy the facility (ht 12/06/2019)

Nepal-India to amend transit, trade treaties, RSANepali importers of third-country goods to save Rs 7 billion annually, by Umesh Poudel (ht 10/06/2019)

Friendship bridge in Rasuwagadhi comes into operation, by Balram Ghimire (kp 07/06/2019)

Nepalís trade gap: Serious adjustment needed, by Shanker Man Singh (ht 30/05/2019)

Nepal-China trade set to surge with Tatopani Customs re-opening, by Anish Tiwari (kp 29/05/2019)

Nepal buys Rs 394 billion Indian rupees to pay for soaring imports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/05/2019)

BoP at Rs 64.68 billion deficit as imports cross one trillion rupees mark (ht 20/05/2019)

Stylish foreign furniture invades Nepali homes, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/05/2019)

Trade deficit jumps 22 percent to over Rs 990b in first nine months, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/05/2019), Trade deficit balloons to Rs 992 billion in Q3: Nepal enjoys trade surplus with only two dozen countries out of 151 trading partners (rep 10/05/2019)

Cereal import bill hits record high despite bumper harvests, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/05/2019)

China deal offers Nepal more options for third country trade, by Rajesh Khanal (kp08/05/2019), Signing of protocol with China to help diversify countryís trade (ht 08/05/2019)

DoSMPC takes action against 119 traders (ht 01/05/2019)

Sugar import restrictions extended till mid-July, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/04/2019)

Nepalís gasoline consumption almost doubles in five years, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 30/04/2019)

Tatopani border point to reopen in May, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 28/04/2019), Tatopani trade route to reopen in mid-June, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 29/04/2019)

Private sector urges government to regulate imports through budget (ht 25/04/2019)

Tea export down in first eight months of fiscal year (ht 25/04/2019)

Automobile imports down 13pc to Rs18.73b, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/04/2019)

Pashmina export revenues falling despite government incentives, by Rajesh Khanal(kp 20/04/2019)

Exports to China drop by 27 per cent (ht 18/04/2019)

Trade deficit swells 24.5pc to Rs 887.88b as imports surge, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/04/2019), Trade deficit remains cause for concern (ht 17/04/2019), External sector position continues to worsen: BoP slips into deficit of Rs 58.99 billion (rep 17/04/2019)

Ports of trade: Nepal must utilise the Chinese ports to give a boost to third country trade and reduce the ballooning trade deficit (ht 11/04/2019)

Nepal International Trade Fair opens in Kathmandu (kp 29/03/2019)

Footwear imports double as domestic exports stagnate, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/03/2019)

New rule to encourage use of electronic cargo tracking system, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/03/2019)

Rasuwa Customs meets revenue collection target 4 months early, by Balram Ghimire (kp 16/03/2019)

Traders using Integrated Check Post over traditional customs point in Birgunj, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/03/2019)

Incentive fails to rev up export revenues from listed products, by Rajesh Khanal (ht 25/02/2019)

Traders urge improvement of Nepal-Bangladesh customs process, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 24/02/2019)

Where we failed on trade: Major trade routes Nepal struggles to open with China today were customary trade routes to travel and supply goods to Tibet and vice-versa, by Bipin Ghimire (rep 24/02/2019)

Govt to introduce  anti-dumping, countervailing measures, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 22/02/2019)

Cabinet approves anti-dumping bill: It will prevent firms from exporting obsolete and substandard products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 16/02/2019)

Govt raises export cash incentive to 5%: Listed goods exported to India also eligible for cash incentive now (rep 16/02/2019)

Nepal blew Rs103b on fuel in first six months, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/02/2019), External sector position worsens further (rep 15/02/2019)

Transshipment modality, electronic cargo tracking to be implemented from today, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/02/2019)

BoP deficit widens to Rs 63.7 billion (ht 14/02/2019)

India rejects request to remove import quotas, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/02/2019)

Government to tighten gold trade: Inland Revenue Department is working on a directive that will make it mandatory for gold traders to ask their customers for personal details, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/02/2019)

Imported sugar trickles into market after being stranded at Dry Port: The government imposed quantitative restriction on imported sugar nearly five months ago to protect domestic sugar producers who complained about the low price of imports, by Shankar Acharya (kp 06/02/2019)

Trade tensions: Oliís pitching to investors at Davos is futile without creating a trading environment, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 28/01/2019)

Transshipment privileges in Kolkata from Feb 15: Move is expected to reduce the cost of trading for Nepali traders, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/01/2019)

Tighter checks for importers producing fake documents: Customs Department, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/01/2019)

In defence of protectionism Nepal has to limit imports to cut the swelling trade deficit and help domestic industry, by Siddharth Poddar (kp 23/01/2019)

Export diversification: Must to reduce trade deficit, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 22/01/2019)

Coffee imports value 42pc more than value of exports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/01/2019)

Nepalís outflow of money heavily outweighs inflows, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/01/2019), Forex reserve fall continues as import bill continues to rise: Forex kitty dips $79 million in five months (rep 19/01/2019)

Import of mobile phones plunge 16.19 percent, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/01/2019)

Nepal bought cars valued at Rs18b in í18, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/01/2019)

Trade deficit widening due to luxury goods imports: Ministry, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/01/2019)

Unsustainable Import-led Economy, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 04/01/2019)

Right concept, wrong approach: Export subsidies and import control measures are inadequate to beat the trade deficit, by Bijendra Man Shadkya (kp 02/01/2019)

Trade deficit yawns to Rs570b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/01/2019)

Government hikes export cash incentives to 5 percent, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/12/2018)

Trade deficit balloons to Rs 569 billion in first five months (rep 28/12/2018)

Panel to explore measures to check swelling imports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/12/2018)

Govt taking steps to address rising trade deficit (ht 19/12/2018)

Profiles of exportable goods being created province-wise, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/12/2018)

Export of herbs via Gaddachauki surge: Earlier, traders used to export the local herbs produced in the hills of the Far Western districts via Nepalgunj-Rupaidiya customs point, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 17/12/2018)

Nepalís jute exports to India hit Rs1.66 billion, by Binod Bhandari (kp 16/12/2018)

Nepal can quadruple exports, says World Bank (kp 15/12/2018), Economic woes aboundIt is logical to examine whether Nepalís affiliation with the WTO has benefitted it, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 05/12/2018)

Nepal gets poor marks at Trade Policy Review in Geneva, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/12/2018)

Export cash incentive to be raised to 5 percent, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/12/2018)

Fuel import bill hits Rs69b in 4 months, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/12/2018)

Nepalís trade deficit balloons: Fuel, agro imports reach Rs 483.75b, export earnings at Rs 29.28b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/11/2018), Trade deficit touches Rs 454b in 1st four months (rep 30/11/2018)

Exports of NTIS products rise 7.2pc in first quadrimester (ht 30/11/2018)

ĎWTO trade privileges still underutilisedí, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/11/2018)

Trade Diplomacy Under Globalisation, by GP Acharya (rn 26/11/2018)

Footwear imports outweigh exports, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/11/2018)

Nepalís Trade Deficit, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 12/11/2018)

How can we improve our export? It is difficult to find international market for Nepali products because of our small scale production, lower quality and higher price, by Suman Kumar Regmi (rep 04/11/2018)

Business hurdles: Importers complain about delay in issuing paperwork, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/10/2018)

Bamboo stools worth Rs 3 million exported to China, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/10/2018)

Trade deficit rises to Rs 350b in first quarter: Exports stood at only Rs 23.74 billion (rep 26/10/2018), Trade deficit swells to Rs 349.84b in Q1 (kp 27/10/2018)

Construction of ICD Timure to begin from October-end (ht 14/10/2018)

51,680 vehicles imported via Birgunj, by Shanker Acharya (kp 12/10/2018)

Nepali pashmina, coffee export disappoints: As part of the governmentís Nepal Trade and Integration Strategy 2016, coffee and pashmina were identified as high priority goods for export (kp 11/10/2018)

Trading through China: A transit agreement with China was a long time coming. Nepal should have pursued one in the aftermath of the 1989-90 blockade by India, by Paras Kharel (rep 02/10/2018)

Cut imports, cut deficit: The runaway trade deficit cannot be checked without radical steps to reduce imports, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 01/10/2018)

Heavy equipment firms strike gold in Nepal: Imports of the machinery used in road and construction have surged year on year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/09/2018)

Export of Nepali handicrafts fall by 3 percent: India and China produce handicraft products at a much larger scale for the international market, which means the prices are comparatively lower than Nepalís handicraft goods (kp 09/09/2018)

Goods for Teej remain stuck in Kerung due to lack of containers, by Himnath Devkota (rep 09/09/2018)

Cargo volume at Birgunj ICP increases sharply, by Shankar Acharya (kp 08/09/2018)

China allows Nepal access to its ports: The pact on Transit and Transportation protocol ends Indian trade monopoly, by Anil Giri (kp 08/09/2018), Nepal set to get access to seven China ports (rep 08/09/2018) [What does this mean if there are no functioning roads on Nepali territory? The govt has not been able to repair the road via Kodari even three and a half years after the earthquake!], Traders: Access to Chinaís ports not a magic bullet, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/09/2018), No more in dependence: The trade and transit agreement with China ends Nepalís dependence on India (kp 10/09/2018) [Without functioning transit routes?], Road to trade with China begins now (rep 10/09/2018)

Construction of countryís major trade route delayed, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 08/09/2018)

Untangling the trade deficit: To lessen the trade deficit, the government should also encourage the export of processed products instead of exporting unprocessed items, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 07/09/2018)

Nepal, China to study Tatopani border: Move to revive customs office; Dry port construction picks up pace with 50 percent of Customs building, warehouse and parking complete; The project will build a border inspection building, cargo warehouse, litigation-warehouse, a parking lot with a capacity of accommodating at least 158 large containers and 33 cars (kp 02/09/2018), Customs office in Tatopani Ďcould start in one yearí: Dry port construction to complete by May 2019, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/09/2018)

Trade deficit in first month of Fiscal Year rises to Rs 113.69 billion (rep 02/09/2018)

Imports surge 57.18pc, trade deficit crosses Rs 100bn (ht 31/08/2018)

Government revises tariff rates on goods (kp 30/08/2018)

Nepal spent Rs170b on gasoline last year: NRB; Despite reduced load-shedding hours, oil imports continued to soar, further widening the trade deficit, officials said (kp 28/08/2018)

Birgunj Inland Container Depot gets much needed upgrade (kp 27/08/2018)

Share of imports through Birgunj dry port drops to 10.5 per cent (ht 26/08/2018)

Smuggling of peppers thrive after betel nuts, by Parbat Portel (kp 23/08/2018)

Trade deficit soared to Rs1.16t in last fiscal (kp 22/08/2018)

Middlemen in veggie trade to be eliminated , by Krishana Prasain(kp 22/08/2018)

Chinese traders eying Nepali cardamom, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 20/08/2018)

Beverage imports on the rise: Import of beverages to the country is increasing with every passing year., by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 20/08/2018)

Rasuwagadhi trade route remains shut due to bridge damage, by Himnath Devkota (rep 19/08/2018)

Alcohol imports decline as domestic production ramps up: According to Surya Sedai, chief of customs office, the increasing reliability of domestic alcohol and price hikes of international alcohol brands were the main reasons for falling imports of alcohol in the country, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/08/2018)

Integrated Check Post in Birgunj set for expansion; The four-month-old facility is unable to handle the volume of commerce passing through, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/08/2018)

Imports from India: NRB makes LC mandatory for imports of over IRs 50 million (rep 15/08/2018)

Trade deficit: Economic woes are not a priority for the political class on both sides of the aisle, by Achyut Wagle (kp 07/08/2018), Agro products import bill crosses Rs200b, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/08/2018)

Black pepper imports through Birgunj jump six-fold, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 06/08/2018)

Import of auto-rickshaw via Birgunj up by 74 percent, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 05/08/2018)

Delivery of Nepal-bound cargo to Jogbani via rail to continue (ht 02/08/2018)

Vehicle imports via Sirsiya ICD surge 31pc, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/08/2018)

Cargo delays: Issues in logistics management stifle Nepalís trade potential (kp 30/07/2018)

Tea for global market: As Nepal has increasingly been exporting tea, it must strive to develop it as a brand, by Nanu Jha (kp 29/07/2018)

Rasuwagadhi border point closed down, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/07/2018)

Traders exploring Japanese markets for fresh ginger (kp 27/07/2018)

Nepalís trade deficit with Bangladesh grows: Nepal used to have a trade surplus with Bangladesh just recently in 2014, by Parbat Postel (kp 27/07/2018)

A post mortem of Nepalís garment boom: Mallika Shakyaís new book 'Death of an Industry' holds important lessons for the countryís trade, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 27/07/2018)

Nepal jumps up 10 spots in logistic performance index (kp 26/07/2018), Nepal makes progress in World Bank's logistics performance index (rep 26/07/2018)

Trade activities gaining momentum at Birgunj ICP (rep 23/07/2018)

Black pepper imports via Birgunj jump seven-fold to Rs5b, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/07/2018)

Congestion plagues Sirsiya Dry Port: With nearly 700 containers waiting to be cleared and a further 900 more on its way, the Dry Port is likely to choke under the strain, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/07/2018)

Exports to China rise substantially (ht 22/07/2018)

Trade of NTIS products up (ht 22/07/2018)

Vehicle imports via ICP, Birgunj customs soar (kp 22/07/2018)

Export earnings from NTIS goods swell 10 percent, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/07/2018)

Railborne imports through dry port up 25 percent (rep 20/07/2018)

Yawning trade deficit: Itís hurting our economy, by Rohan Byanjankar (ht 18/07/2018)

Escaping the trade trap: The budget statement was vague about actions to cut Nepalís trade deficit with India, by Jagadish Prasad Bist and Aadersh Joshi (kp 12/07/2018)

Lentil imports through Sirsiya jump twofold, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/07/2018)

Cereal import bill hits new record high of Rs41 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/07/2018), Binging on foreign food: It is worrying that our cereal import bill is higher than the farm budget of Rs40 billion (kp 10/07/2018)

Furniture worth Rs 18b imported annually (rep 09/07/2018)

Nepalís trade deficit surges to record Rs1 trillion (kp 05/07/2018)

Lack of irrigation infrastructure holding back export potential: Two-thirds of arable land lacks irrigation infrastructure, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 01/07/2018)

High customs tariff likely to have negative impact on WTO review (ht 26/06/2018)

700 Nepali containers stuck in Kolkata, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 25/06/2018)

Indian delegation discuss ways to boost trade (kp 21/06/2018)

Birgunj ICP fails to please importers, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 21/06/2018)

Supply-side Constraints in Nepalís Export, by Suman Kumar Regmi (rn 20/06/2018)

Ilam tea becoming a popular drink in Japan, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 20/06/2018)

Nepal and transit: Despite the distance, Visakhapatnam offers lower end-to-end cost for Nepali traders, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/06/2018)

Fuel import bill balloons to all-time high of Rs131.93b (kp 12/06/2018)

Trade with Tibet to remain open even during monsoon, by Himnath Devkota (rep 12/06/2018)

Exports to China nearly doubled: NRB (kp 11/06/2018)

Alarming Scenario of Trade Deficit, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 11/06/2018)

Skyrocketing imports exert pressure on current account, forex reserves (ht 11/06/2018)

Lack of consulate at Vizag delays shipments: More than 1,400 containers are stuck at the port in India due to paperwork hassles, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/06/2018)

Maersk Line opens new office in Kathmandu: For over last two decades, Maersk Line has been providing shipping and logistical solutions to Nepali traders via its network in India (kp 08/06/2018)

Imports should promote production, says finance minister (ht 08/06/2018)

Bangladesh to revise list of duty free products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/06/2018), Nepal, Bídesh agree to conclude BIPPA soon (ht 02/06/2018)

Nepal asks Bangladesh to simplify trade procedures: Nepal has long been asking Bangladesh for easy visa facility for Nepalis, preferential treatment for a number of Nepali goods and access to Bangladeshi ports (kp 31/05/2018)

Four-wheeler imports surge by twofold, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/05/2018)

Firms seek protectionist measures as imports rise unabated, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 28/05/2018)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks to focus on barriers: Nepal will ask Bangladesh to address hurdles to exporting acrylic yarn to Bangladesh and review the list of 108 Nepali products which have duty free access to the Bangladesh market, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/05/2018)

Widening Gap: The data released by TEPC shows that Nepalís trade deficit widens by 21.5% to Rs 815.26 billion in nine months (sp 25/05/2018)

Govt to discourage import of finished agro goods, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/05/2018)

Export to China via Rasuwagadhi doubles in nine months, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 21/05/2018)

Toward better economy: Nepalís economy would have long collapsed without remittances for imports have sky-rocketed while exports continue to plummet, by Kedar Neupane (rep 16/05/2018)

Gasoline imports jump to Rs117b in first 9 months (kp 12/05/2018), Fuel import bill climbs 34%: Trade deficit widens by 21.5% to Rs 815.26 billion in nine months (rep 12/05/2018)

Kanchanpur veggie farmers export Rs1 million worth of produce daily, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 05/05/2018)

Experts urge diversifying countryís trade routes (ht 01/05/2018)

Nepal, India agree to amend transit treaty to facilitate Nepalís trade (rep 30/04/2018)

Biratnagar trials Nepalís second cargo train route, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 27/04/2018)

Stronger dollar to affect BoP situation (ht 27/04/2018)

CONCOR starts ferrying Nepal-bound cargo containers to Jogbani: The move is expected to lower transportation cost for Nepali traders (ht 26/04/2018)

Tea, coffee top countryís exports list (rep 26/04/2018)

Kailali imports veggie worth Rs500m annually, by Mohan Budhayer (kp 24/04/2018)

Fuel import bill surges by 40 percent, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 24/04/2018)

Biratnagar becomes largest export gateway of the country (rep 23/04/2018)

Nepal records BoP deficit of Rs24.7 billion (kp 22/04/2018)

Nepal exports Rs2b of tea (kp 20/04/2018)

Sugar import surges by over 80 percent, by Shankar Acharya (kp 19/04/2018)

Piles of uncleared cargo choke Birgunj dry port, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/04/2018)

Trade experts debate fourth industrial revolution (ht 04/04/2018)

Non-tariff barriers holding back Nepalís export trade, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/03/2018)

Large cardamom tops list of agro exports (kp 28/03/2018)

Earnings from exports to China surge 72pc (kp 25/03/2018)

3rd International Women's Trade Expo kicks off: Women entrepreneurs of 30 districts are participating in the expo (rep 23/03/2018)

Govt studying ways to cut redtape to boost exports (kp 22/03/2018)

Study reveals widespread underinvoicing in exports (kp 21/03/2018), Under-invoicing in carpet export to China costing Nepal dear, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 21/03/2018), Underinvoicing raises tax avoidance, money laundering concerns, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 21/03/2018)

Demand for Basmati spikes rice import bill by 21pc to Rs17b (kp 19/03/2018)

Importers delay customs clearance citing controls (kp 18/03/2018)

Tea talk: Technical skills of tea farmers and producers must be enhanced to boost exports (kp 13/03/2018)

Diplomatic channels to be explored to boost exports, says finance minister (ht 13/03/2018)

3rd International Womenís Trade Expo from March 22 (rep 13/03/2018)

Qatari investors keen in importing mineral water: Qatar mainly imports mineral-mixed bottled water from France and Italy (kp 08/03/2018)

Nepali ginger traders eye Italy as potential market, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/03/2018)

Nepal International Trade Fair to kick off in capital tomorrow (ht 07/03/2018), 7th Nepal International Trade Fair underway (kp 09/03/2018)

Nepalís Chyangra Pashmina logo okayed by 47 countries (kp 06/03/2018)

Exporters trained on import rules and market preferences of China (ht 04/03/2018)

Import of cement falls, clinker rises, by Santosh Neupane (rep 01/03/2018)

Consultation meeting on Trade Policy Review held (kp 27/02/2018)

Nepal begins second Trade Policy Review (kp 20/02/2018)

Hunt on for new ports: Current ports being used by Nepali traders are either congested or unsuitable, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/02/2018)

Ginger in a pickle: Understanding export rules, by Rajan Sharma and Sudhir Shrestha (ht 16/02/2018)

Nepal to discuss trade barriers at IGC meet, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/02/2018)

Export basket to India witnesses changes in new tax regime (ht 14/02/2018)

Dhamra port an option for third-country trade, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/02/2018)

Agro products lead increase in exports (kp 09/02/2018)

Anti-transit fraud system: Officials discuss installation of cargo tracking system (kp 08/02/2018)

Pilferage control: Cargo tracking system to be installed Ďsooní (kp 06/02/2018)

Dependence on foreign farm goods spinning out of control, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/02/2018)

Govt decides to scrap National Trading Limited (30/01/2018), Fuel trade with China in doubt as govt shuts NTL (ht 01/02/2018)

Nepalís lentil import up, by Parbat Portel (kp 30/01/2018)

Nepal Intíl Trade Fair to begin on March 8 (kp 25/01/2018)

Nepali traders face hassles in ginger export to India once again (ht 25/01/2018)

Highest BoP deficit after 2010-11 (ht 18/01/2018), Oil, autos top import list as deficit swells (kp 19/01/2018), Nepalís export to India takes a steep dive (ht 19/01/2018)

Trade through eastern region declines again, by Binod Subedi (rep 15/01/2018)

Cabinet okays ECTS modality (ht 14/01/2018), Testing of ECTS begins (ht 16/01/2018)

Trade deficit balloons to Rs 398.76 billion: Trade deficit of first five months of this fiscal is more than total annual import bill of the country eight years ago (ht 10/01/2018)

Raw materials imports soar on building boom, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/01/2018)

Nepal to use brand new logo to promote tea abroad, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 08/01/2018), Collective trademark for Nepali orthodox tea (ht 12/01/2018)

How Nepalís trade cost could be minimised (ht 07/01/2018)

Trade deficit widens to Rs 310 billion (ht 24/12/2017), Trade deficit jumps 12 percent in 1st quadrimester (rep 24/12/2017)

Restrictive trade policies increasing production cost: WB recommends slashing tariff on capital goods, raw materials (ht 22/12/2017)

Govt explores sanctions-hit Qatar to export agri produces (kp 12/12/2017), Capitalising on the gulf: Nepal should capitalise on opportunity  presented by Qatar to boost international trade (kp 13/12/2017)

TEPC to launch e-commerce platform targeting SMEs (kp 08/12/2017)

Clinker import bill surges 33 percent, by Shanker Acharya (kp 08/12/2017)

Barriers make life difficult for ginger exporters (kp 02/12/2017)

Close, yet so far: Deepening of economic integration in South Asia is not possible without expansion of intra-regional trade, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 30/11/2017)

Govt to launch white paper on ballooning trade deficit (kp 30/11/2017)

Nepal must Ďpush for proper implementationí of WTO provisions (kp 29/11/2017)

Commodity traders allowed to trade in 6 types of goods: Agricultural products include 23 goods like cotton, cardamom, chilli, cashew nut, paddy, sugarcane, buckwheat, mustard, potato, ginger, fruit and fruit juice (kp 28/11/2017)

Despite hassles, traders stick to Kolkata port (ht 26/11/2017)

Income from high export potential products drops: Trade hurdles  and middlemenís involvement to blame (kp 25/11/2017)

Touting trade tricks: Resources meant for boosting trade should be directed towards the real beneficiaries, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 08/11/2017)

Nepalís BoP in deficit, again: The BoP deficit of Rs5.9 billion indicates Nepal needs to find more ways to earn foreign currency, otherwise foreign exchange reserve will come under pressure (kp 30/10/2017), NRB paints bleak economic picture (ht 30/10/2017), Current account deficit soars to Rs 17.88 billion (rep 30/10/2017)

Shoot oneself in the foot: Nepal needs to put more energy into boosting exports  to check the rising trade deficit, by Suresh Neupane (kp 27/10/2017)

Nepali pashmina support project likely to be extended: ITC has hinted that the extended programme will focus on improving backward linkages that will include supporting chyangra farmers in the mountainous regions (kp 20/10/2017)

Delay and hassles in Indian transit raise Nepalís cost of trade (ht 18/10/2017)

ĎHalf of Nepali exports face non-tariff barriersí (kp 14/10/2017)

Govt to launch export strategy of four products (ht 12/10/2017), National Sector Export Strategies launched: Aims to promote export competitiveness of cardamom, handmade paper, tea and coffee (ht 14/10/2017), Govt launches product-specific strategies to enhance export: Strategies for 190 activities to be implemented in five years (rep 14/10/2017)

Govt urges industries to enhance quality of products to boost trade (ht 12/10/2017), Improve quality: Some products of Nepal such as ginger, pashmina and medicinal and aromatic herbs have much potentials and are of high quality meeting stringent needs of importers (ht 13/10/2017)

Exporters urged to diversify as per market trends (kp 11/10/2017)

Imports via Rasuwagadhi soar 51 percent in 2mths, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 27/09/2017)

Rs 70.6bn trade deficit in first month (ht 23/09/2017), Nepalís first BoP deficit in 11 months (kp 23/09/2017)

Messing around: It is not likely that export will expand and diversify through paltry cash subsidies to exporters, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 21/09/2017)

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 countryís 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 Nepalís 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), Nepalís trade volume takes a hit (ht 04/07/2017), Indiaís GST slows down Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 Intíl Trade Fair and Expo kicks off (kp 21/04/2017), Nepal 13th Intíl 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 Intíl 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), Intíl 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 Ďfailsí 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)

ĎExport is must for economic and overall developmentí, 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)

Nepalís 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)

ĎGovt itself responsible for export barriersí (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)

Nepalís 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)

ĎExport incentive must to make Nepali garments competitiveí (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 intíl 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 Ďserious bottleneckí 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), ĎInvestment required in infrastructureí: 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)

Nepalís 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)

Countryís 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 twoóIndia and Chinaóshould ever be given the monopoly of trade in this country, by Shyam KC (kp 08/04/2016)

ĎIndiaís trade barriers limit Nepalís export potentialí (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 Intíl 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 Nepalís third country trade: Another transit route to Bangladesh to be opened, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/02/2016), India, Bídesh 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 ĎNepal National Single Windowí 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 Nepalís 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)

ĎDiversify trade, intensify diplomatic engagementí (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 Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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)

Countryís 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 countryís 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 itís 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 Nepalís 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 governmentís 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 Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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)

ĎReducing NTMs crucial to promote tradeí (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)

Somethingís 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 Ď13 (kp 15/06/2014)

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

Nepalís 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 Intíl Trade Fair kicks off (ht 07/03/2014), Buy Nepali products and cut imports, says Prez (kp 07/03/2014), 3rd Nepal Intíl 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 Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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)

Donít count your chickens, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 01/01/2014)

A Glass Half Full: The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia, by Sanjay Kathuria (ed). World Bank: South Asia Development Forum 2018

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