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The Nepal Trade Information Portal is a one-stop window for information relating to import into, export from, and transit through Nepal. The trade portal is hosted by the Trade and Export Promotion Centre under the Ministry of Commerce, on behalf of all government agencies. The portal trade provides an accessible, logical, helpful window for traders to access important regulatory and procedural information needed to import and export.

The government envisaged the portal to improve the predictability and transparency of the country’s trading laws and processes. This initiative is in line with the government’s commitment to promote domestic industries, manage growing imports and boost exports, so that trade becomes an engine for economic development of the country as mentioned in the Trade Policy 2015. Furthermore, the portal is also complies with with Article 1 of the Trade Facilitation Agreement with the World Trade Organization.

The following section provides brief introduction about the government agencies that are indirectly or directly involved with trade. If you are interested to get more information about the government agencies you can view each agency's own website by following the links and contacts below.


The following agencies are represented on this website. 

Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies
The Ministry’s key responsibility is to allocate of resources, improve management of public expenditure, enhanced mobilization of both internal and external resources, greater performance in public investments of both internal and external resources, greater performance of public investments and strengthening of public enterprises productively capacity, open and simple foreign exchange policies and regulation, and prudent fiscal and monetary policies. 
Singha Durbar,  Kathmandu, Nepal.
Telephone: +977-1-4211546
Fax: +977-1-4211167
Email: info@ moc.gov.np
Ministry of Agricultural and Development
The Ministry of Agriculture and Development is the central apex body of Government of Nepal to look after the agriculture and allied fields. The Ministry consists of five divisions, two centres, one research and development fund, two departments, five projects and autonomous body of one research council, one corporation, one development boards, two companies & few development committees.
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu,Nepal
Telephone phone:+977-1-4211706,4211950,4211981. 
Email: info@moad.gov.np 
Ministry of Energy
The Ministry of Energy is responsible for utilization and management of energy. The main objective of the ministry is to manage production of energy for the expansion of industrial and economic activities. 
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone. : 977-1-4211516
Fax : 977-1-4211510
E-mail : info@moen.gov.n
Website : www.moen.gov.np
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport was established in 2000. The main aim of  the organization was to bring important infrastructural development under the umbrella of a single Ministry and to harmonize the policies and bring efficiencies and effectiveness in the provision of infrastructural services.
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone:  977 - 1 - 4211782, 4211931, 4211732, 4211655
Fax:  977 - 1 - 4211720
Email: info@ mopit.gov.np
Ministry of Home Affairs
The Ministry of Home Affairs is mainly responsible for delivering critical services to the citizens and maintain security in the nation. These functions are carried out by various offices in the region, districts, and departments. 
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: 4211208, 4211214
Toll Free Number: 1112
Fax No. : 4211257, 4211286
Email: gunaso@moha.gov.np
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB)
The Central Bank of Nepal, was established in 1956 under the Nepal Rastra Bank Act, 1955, to discharge the central banking responsibilities including guiding the development of the embryonic domestic financial sector. Since inception, there has been a significant growth in both the number and the activities of the domestic financial institutions.
Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal 
P. O. Box 73
Telephones: + 977-1 -4410158, 4410201, 4411250, 4419804, 4419805, 4419807
Fax: +977-1-4410159
Email: info@ nrb.org.np
Website: nrb.org.np
Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance is the central authority of Government of Nepal charged with the responsibilities for maintaining both micro and macroeconomic stability in the country. Moreover, the key role of the Ministry lies with the more rationale allocation of resources; better management of public expenditure; enhanced mobilization of both internal and external resources; greater performance in public investments and strengthening of public enterprises productive capacity; open and simple foreign exchange policies and regulation, and prudent fiscal and monetary policies.
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone:  +977-1-4211300
Email: moev@mof.gov.np

Ministry of Information and Communication 

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC)  was established in the year 2049 with an objective to develop and expand the information & communication sector up to the rural level in the form of infrastructure for social and economic development through wide spread participation of the private sector as well with emphasis on the dissemination of information and communication technology.

Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone:  +977-1-4211556
Fax: +977-1-4211729
Email: info@moic.gov.np
Ministry of Health 
The Ministry of Health plays a leading role in improving the health of the people including mental, physical and social well being, for overall national development with the increased participation of the private sector and non-government institutions in the implementation of programmes. 
Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +977-1-4262543, 4262802, 4262696, 4267376
Email: info@mohp.gov.np
Ministry of Supplies
The Ministry of Supplies is responsible for promote activities related to corporations & companies in connection with commerce and supplies.  The ministry is also responsible for treaty, agreement, bilateral & multilateral intergovernmental trade negotiation & evaluation activities related to trade & transit.
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Telephone: +977-1-4211631
Fax: +977-1-4211167
Email: info@mos.gov.np
Ministry of Industry
The Government of Nepal established Ministry of Industry to orient the country towards industrialization by formulating sustainable industrial policy, laws, and rules in order to create employment opportunities through industrial development, industrial production, export promotion, and earn foreign currency by achieving high economic growth.  
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
TelePhone: +977-1-4211579
Fax: +977-1-4211619
Email: info@moi.gov.np
Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation
The Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MFSC), its departments and para-statals are the main policy making bodies for forests and wildlife management. The Ministry executes its mandate through five divisions: Planning, Foreign Aid Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, Administration and Environment.
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone : +977-1-4211567
Fax: +977-1-4211868
Email : info@mfsc.gov.np
Ministry of Livestock Development
The Ministry of Livestock Development’s main role is to bring favourable policies, plans, and programs for livestock farmers, entrepreneurs, to ensure improved production through animal control and prevention of diseases of humans, to move to the Public Health contribute to the protection. 
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone:  977-1-01-4211477
Fax:01- 4211480
E-mail: info@mold.gov.np, pasupanchibakas@gmail.com
Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
he Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs deals with the management of the legal affairs, legislative activities, handles affairs relating to the Parliament of Nepal and administration of justice in Nepal. 
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu,Nepal 
Telephone: +977-1-4211987, 4211786, 4211702, 4243025, 4211872, 4211633, 
Fax. +977-1-4211684 
Email : infolaw@moljpa.com.np
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (1978) is governmental body for promoting tourism and encouraging private sector for their involvement and participation in tourism sector of Nepal.
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 977-1-4211669, 4211846, 4211847, 4211711, 4211685, 4211825, 4211909
Fax: 977-1-4211758, 977-1-4211992
Email: info@tourism.gov.np, tourismnp@gmail.com
Website: tourism.gov.np
Department of Customs
Nepalese Customs Administration collects Customs duty, Value Added Tax, Excise and other taxes at the border points. Customs Administration is in the forefront in terms of internal revenue mobilization. The Department’s efforts are directed towards making our administration more adept, service oriented, and transparent. The Department has been making timely improvements in its role according to changes brought about in the international trade, technological development, national needs, open and liberal economy as well as to fulfil its important responsibility of improving government finances through internal resource mobilization for economic development.
Tripureshwor, Kathmandu
Telephone :+977- 1-4259861
Fax: +977-1-4259808
E-mail: csd@customs.gov.np
Department of Cottage and Small Industries
The Department of Cottage and Small Industries(DCSI)  role is to promote and foster various kinds of cottage and small industries enhancing their industrial productivity increment along with making congenial environment for industrial investment in accordance with policy execution for contributing national economy. 
Tripureswor, Kathmandu
Telephone Phone: 4259842, 4259846, 4259855, 4259875
Fax: 4259747
Post Box No.: 10701
Email: dcsi@dcsi.gov.np
Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology
Nepal Bureau of Standards & Metrology (NBSM) is the National Standards Body as well as National Metrology Institute of Nepal. 
Balaju, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
Telephone: +977-1-4350818, 4350445, 4361141. 
Fax. +977-1-4350689. 
Email: info@nbsm.gov.np
Department of Mines and Geology
The Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) is the only government organization that deals with systematic geo-scientific studies, investigation of mineral resources and their development activities in the country. 
Lainchour, Kathmandu
Telephone: +977-1-4414740
Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture bears overall responsibility for the agricultural growth and development of agriculture sector. Agriculture sector, offering 66 percent employment, 34.7 percent contribution to GDP with 13 percent of the total foreign trade of the country.
Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal
Email: info@doanepal.gov.np
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) is one of the four departments under the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD) of Government of Nepal (GON). It was established in 1961 as Department of Food and is located in location of Barbarmahal, Kathmandu. In 1966, the Department of Food then was renamed as Food Research Laboratory. The laboratory later in 1980 was again converted to Central Food Research Laboratory and known by this name until it became the present department as Department of Food Technology and Quality Control in 2000 under MOAC, as mentioned earlier 
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Telephone: +977- 1- 4262369, 4262741
Fax: +977-1-4262337
Notice Board Number : 1618014262369
Email:  info@dftqc.gov.np, suchana.dftqc@gmail.com

Department of Printing

The Department of Printing’s mandates are to publish Nepal Gazette, Nepal Magazine, calendars, diary etc for the Government of Nepal. The department has been publishing the government’s security printing materials that includes Nepalese Citizenship Certificate, annual budgets and Redbook, ordinance, budget speech, project related annual programmes etc. In addition, the Department also publishes letter pads, forms, posters, books and other documents for ministries. 

Singha Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone No.: +977-1-4211622, 4211820, 4211695,  4211749, 4200211
Fax No: +977-1-4211764
Email: info@dop.gov.np
Web: www.dop.gov.np

National Plant Quarantine Programme
Nepal Plant Quarantine Program is responsible for trade facilitation through phyto-sanitary risk management in the trans-border trade of agro-forest products and other related commodities. NPQP is the only government institution authorized for regulating plant quarantine related activities under the Department of Agriculture. 
Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal
Telephone: +977-1-5524352, 5553798
Fax: +977-1-5553798
Email: info@npqpnepal.gov.np
Department of Archaeology
The Department of Archaeology was established in 1953 A.D. It is primer organization for the archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of the country. Protection and maintenance of archaeological sites, ancient monuments including remains of national importance, museum and archive management are the main concern of Department of archaeology. 
Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone : +977-1-4250683 
Fax: 00977-1-4262856
Email: info@doa.gov.np
The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry 
The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) is the nationally and internationally recognized umbrella organization of business in Nepal. Organized as a representative body of business organizations in the country, it represents the interests of the private sector and is involved in promotion of socio economic development of Nepal through private sector led economic growth.
Pachali Shahid Shukra FNCCI Milan Marg, Teku P.O. Box 269, Kathmandu, Nepal 
Telephone: +977-1-4262061 / 4262218 / 4266889 
Fax: + 977-1-4261022 / 4262007
E-mail: fncci@mos.com.np 
Nepal Chamber of Commerce
Nepal chamber of commerce (NCC), established in 1952 is the first Chamber of Commerce in Nepal. The first National Conference on industry and commerce was organized by NCC in 1955. The Chamber has been playing a crucial role in the field of trade enhancement and promotion activities. 
Kantipath , Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +977-1-4230947, 4230947
Email :info@nepalchamber.org 
Website: www.nepalchamber.org
Confederation of Nepalese Industries
The Confederation of Nepalese Industries’s origin was based on the widespread belief that the industrial community of Nepal urgently needed an effective representative body that would serve as a true platform to address many issues plaguing the Nepalese industries today. There was need for a modern professional body with well-trained and experienced professional staff that would be fully supported by the latest technological advancements.  In addition, it had to be well connected with suitable regional and global organizations such as the World Economic Forum and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). This body would thus be capable of not only providing useful policy inputs to the government but also ensuring the implementation of the same.
Trade Tower, 5th Floor
Thapathali, Kathmandu
Post Box: 21056
Phone: +977-1-5111122, 5111123
Fax: +977-1-5111125
Email: cni@wlink.com.np
Federation of Handicraft Associations Of Nepal
Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal was established in 1972 to enhance and promote handicraft trade and industry. It is registered under Institution Registration Act of Nepal. 
Upama Marg -11, Thapathali
Kathmandu, Nepal
GPO Box No.: 784
Telephone. +977 - 1 - 4244231, 4245467, 4245467
Fax : +977 - 1 - 4222940
Email : han@wlink.com.np



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