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Nepal, with population of 26.49 million, is located in South Asia between China in the north and India in the south, east, and west. The 125 ethnic groups speaking 123 languages make it one of the most diverse countries in the world. The country is home to 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world including the Mount Everest. To capture the benefit of a stable trading system, Nepal joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in April 2004.
As a member of WTO, Nepal is open for business and investment, and the Nepal Trade Information Portal is an official source of information needed by traders to move goods and merchandise across the borders of Nepal.
Use the links below for information about the import-export transit process, the regulatory requirements specific to each commodity, the relevant laws, regulations, compliance procedures as well as other useful trade related information.
A Guide to Trade can be found on the horizontal navigation menu above. The guide provides a comprehensive set of instructions and guidelines conveniently organized by topics. Now, you never have to stand in line for trade Information, you can just go online.
The Commodity Search allows searching for measures, procedures, and duties applicable to any commodity.
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The Trade and Export Promotion Centre has released initial statistics for the fiscal year (2072/2074). Compared to the corresponding ten month period of the previous year, this fiscal (2073/2074) year’s total foreign trade for the first ten month period increased by 3.73 percent to reaching Rs 868.32 billion. ...Read
Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, this fiscal (2073/2074) year’s total foreign trade for the first seven month period increased by 52.3 percent to reaching Rs 599.43 billion।...Read
Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, this year's total foreign trade for the first six month period in this fiscal year 2073/74, increased by 58.8 percent to reaching Rs .502.37 billion. ...Read
The Government of Nepal has started a feasibility study to explore potential of free trade Agreement with China. Minister for Commerce Romi Gauchan Thakali said the feasibility study is an important step to explore free trade opportunities as Nepal and China has already signed MOU to diversify trade....Read
The deposit required for import and export of Exim code that will be mandatory in the start of the next fiscal year has been reduced by more than half. The government has already issued a notice about the government’s decision to implement Exim code starting the next fiscal year and requesting businesses to get the exim codes from the Department of Customs. ...Read
The United States-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council held its third meeting on April 20, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal to promote expanded bilateral trade and investment in goods and services. The meeting was co-chaired by Naindra Prasad Upadhaya, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Nepal and Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative....Read