RUKUM, April 20: Timber worth Rs 20 million is set to be extracted from a single village in Rukum in the current fiscal year. Preparations have been made to export timber worth Rs 18 million from two community forests alone in Bhume Rural Municipality-1.

Govt raises export cash incentive to 5%

February 16, 2019 10:57 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The government has increased the upper limit of cash incentive to five percent of the total export value on certain goods and products.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stressed promotion of promoting export in the country in the wake of the ballooning trade deficit.

SINDHULI, Feb 4: Junar, Nepali sweet orange, is not eligible to be exported to the Chinese market owing to quality control issues imposed by the Chinese authorities.

BIRGUNJ, Feb 4: Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has issued a circular to all 753 local units across the country, instructing them against levying taxes on production and exports.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepal's trade deficit widened by 36.11 percent to Rs 569.49 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year 2018/19 compared to same period of the last fiscal year 2017/18 as exports growth fail to catch up the rapidly surging imports bill.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Nepal-Bangladesh energy mechanism meeting held in the capital city on Tuesday has paved way to export electricity produced from the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project.

RASUWA, Oct 29: Nepali bamboo stools made by jail inmates are becoming popular in China.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The total trade deficit of the country has widened 45.92 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2018/19 to Rs 349.84 billion, driven by a sharp rise of import bill and sluggish exports growth.

CHINA, Oct 12: China's vast export engine unexpectedly kicked into higher gear in September, producing a record trade surplus with the United States that could exacerbate the already-heated dispute between Beijing and Washington.

BHARATPUR, Aug 27: Construction of a modern fruits and vegetables market in Chhetrapur of Chitwan is in the last leg.

POKHARA, July 20: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal should export its abundant mineral water through the cross-country railways which are expected to link Nepal to China and India in a few years.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Hike in ginger price was expected after India opened unhindered supply of Nepali fresh ginger effective from July 2. But price of this staple spice has seen a slight fall instead.

Vegetable, tea and coffee farmers in the eastern region have been expressing concerns from to time-to-time over the obstruction in export of their produce to the Indian market. They complain that the southern neighbor restricts their produces from entering enter its market stating fall in demands. Farmers rue that they are not able to export their produce to India though the demand is high. They lament that in absence of a fair import and export policy between the two countries, they are bound to suffer every year.

Vegetable, tea and coffee farmers in the eastern region have expressed concerns to time-to-time obstruction in export of their produce to the Indian market. They complain that the southern neighbor restricts their produces to enter its market stating shortage in demands.

DHANGADHI, July 1: Around two-thirds of the arable land in Province 7 does not have irrigation facilities. The other problems that farmers are facing include lack of improved seeds and fertilizers, according to Hema Raj Panta, a professor at Kailali Multiple Campus, Kailali.

INDIA, June 25: India has lowered the limits on the export of certain essential commodities such as potatoes, onions, and eggs to the Maldives, according to a recent notification, in a move that sparked reports of possible food shortages in the Maldives. This move, though ostensibly based on a new method of calculation, comes against the backdrop of a recent heightening of tensions between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Nepal’s export to China via Rasuwagadhi customs jumped by nearly two and half times over the first nine months Fiscal Year 2017/18, compared to export figures of the same period a year earlier.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Biratnagar Customs Office became the largest export gateway of the country in the first eight months of FY 2017/18, a recent trade data published by the Department of Customs shows.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: ​Export incentive program, which was introduced by the government in FY2011/12 to ramp up exports, has failed to achieve desired results, an analysis of country's export and incentive distribution shows.

ILAM, Jan 14: After a series of obstruction on the export of cardamom and ginger, Indian customs office at Panitanki is now obstructing the export of Nepal’s organic tea.

Export growth to China rises, India falls

November 20, 2017 08:28 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal’s export to China has seen a sizable growth in the first three months of Fiscal Year 2017/18, while export growth to India remains slow.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Government has launched product-specific strategies for enhancing the exports of coffee, tea, large cardamom, and hand-made paper and paper products, on Friday.  The product-specific strategies prepared with technical and expert support from International Trade Center (ITC) for selected products of 12 National Integrated Trade Strategies (NTIS) have 190 activities for the next five years.

GST hits ginger export to India

July 25, 2017 08:46 am

JHAPA, July 24: Export of Nepali ginger to India is in jeopardy following the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by India and indifference by Nepal government to take up the issue with India.

DHARAN, July 14:Export of ginger to India from eastern parts of the country remained halted for nearly two weeks.

JHAPA, July 14: Officials of Nepal Ginger Producers and Entrepreneurs Association have said they do not know why ginger export to India has come to a halt.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The wholesale price of ginger has gone down in the Nepali market as its supply has swollen due to decreasing export to India since 2015.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Import and export of goods via aerial route has come to a grinding halt since Saturday.

Export of metal craft up by 50 percent

January 9, 2017 02:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The international market for traditional Nepali metal craft is growing in recent years.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Nepal’s potential for vegetable exports remain largely unexploited, according to findings of field survey and wider consultations held with various stakeholders.

Ginger export to India affected yet again

November 30, 2016 10:35 am

JHAPA, Nov 30: Export of Nepali ginger to India has been affected after the Indian government started levying 8 percent duty on the Nepali farm product.

JHAPA, Sept 21: At a time when the international market of Nepali agro products is shrinking, the government has discouraged farmers by creating unnecessary hassles on export of ginger.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7:  A week after India put a ban on import of Nepali ginger, Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD) has stepped up to ensure that Nepali ginger meet all the quality standards.

Call to promote export of Nepali carpet

September 4, 2016 21:48 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Carpet producers have urged the government to do the needful for increasing export of Nepali hand-knotted carpet.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Ministry of Commerce(MoC) and International Trade Center (ITC), Geneva are working jointly to develop Sector Export Strategy(SES) of four products and conduct a large-scale survey on exporters’ experiences with Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) in Nepal and destination markets.

KATHAMNDU, July 2: Export of woolen carpet, Ready Made Garment (RMG) and cardamom improved in the first 11 months of Fiscal Year 2015/16, while export of iron and steel suffered in the same period compared to figures of the same period of the past fiscal year.