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WTO trade deal now needs just two ratifications 25 Jan 2017

Nepal has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning just two more ratifications are required before it comes into force.


US extends Nepal duty-free benefits 3 Jan 2017

The United States is to offer duty-free benefits for up to 67 types of items including carpets, headgear, shawls, scarves, and travel goods imported from Nepal.


Nepal seeks US help to access global value chains 20 Jun 2016

The second meeting between the US and Nepal under the bilateral trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) between the two countries has discussed new ways to expand trade and economic ties – including a request from Nepal for help to access the US market.


NEPAL: Pashmina producers to get trade support 11 Mar 2014

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is to help pashmina producers in Nepal to develop their products and market presence, including the use of a collective trademark.


NEPAL: Garment exports rise on weaker currency 5 Nov 2013

Nepal's ready-made garment exports shot up by 17.8% during the first two months of the country's current fiscal year starting 16 July.


NEPAL: Garment sector eyes new markets as exports drop 12 Feb 2013

A slump in exports has prompted Nepal's ready-to-wear garment sector to try to diversify its target markets away from a past reliance on the US.


NEPAL: Garment exporter Cotton Comfort stops production 6 Dec 2006

Nepal’s biggest garment exporter Cotton Comfort has stopped production, blaming problems in meeting orders.


NEPAL: Garment exports to US down compared to last year 6 Nov 2006

The export of readymade garments from Nepal to the US market has reportedly fallen by 45% during the month of October, in comparison with the same period last year.


NEPAL: Suffers from end of quotas - UNDP report 26 May 2006

Nepal has been one of the worst hit countries by the end of textile and clothing quotas, according to a report from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).