KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQC) has begun upgrading its laboratory to provide internationally accepted quality certification on additional 75 parameters to facilitate exports of edible commodities.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Nepali handicraft, one of the main export items of the country, has never really picked up due to failure of maintaining quality assurance in the international market, traders said on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Trade deficit of the country shrunk by 8.9% in the first four months of the current fiscal year – FY2019/20 to Rs 414.02 billion compared to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Nearly half a dozen industries, which were preparing to start operations in Bhairahawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), have decided to move out, realizing that it would be impossible to meet the criteria to export at least 60% of their total productions.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Nepal’s trade deficit in the first three months of the current fiscal year declined by an impressive 12 percent, giving the country some respite from the ever-worsening balance of trade over the past several years.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: In a major agreement that is expected to ease the import and export of various food items between the two countries, Nepal and India have agreed to recognize each other’s inspection, testing and certification of a number of exportable goods such as vegetables and fruits conducted by their relevant bodies.
DHARAN, July 6: Black Diamond Organic Pvt. Ltd. has started exporting organic bitter gourds produced by farmers in Belka Municipality of Udayapur district-the municipality that adjoins the eastern part of Sunsari to Qatar.
Special economic zones are considered to be important vehicle for industrialization as development of such zones is intended to encourage domestic and foreign investment, create jobs, enhance production of goods and services and generate additional export. Neighboring countries India, China and Bangladesh have made substantial progress in increasing industrial production and export from the successful management and operation of special economic zones, also called SEZs.
KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has brought an array of tax breaks and incentives for export promotion and protection of domestic industries. It has also brought tax incentives to support industries based on agriculture.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.