EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND ACTION MATRIX Government of Nepal Ministry of Commerce Kathmandu 2016 NEPAL TRADE INTEGRATION STRATEGY 2016
Nepal Trade Integration Strategy 2016 (NTIS 2016) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND ACTION MATRIX Government of Nepal Ministry of Commerce Kathmandu 2016
GoN/MoC, 2016. Nepal Trade Integration Strategy 2016: Executive Summary and Action Matrix. Kathmandu: Government of Nepal, Ministry of Commerce © 2016 Publishers Impressions: 500 Published by: Government of Nepal Ministry of Commerce Singha Durbar Kathmandu Phone: +977-1-4211446 / 4211431 / 4233217 Fax: +977-1-4211167 Email: [email protected] Web site: With support from Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) / Nepal Enhanced Capacities for Trade and Development (NECTRADE) Project Graphic design/layout and printed by: PagePerfect, Kathmandu
Table of Contents List of Tables viii NTIS Review and Update Steering Committee ix Contributors x Abbreviations and Acronyms xi 1. Introduction 1 2. Lessons and Challenges to Nepal’s Export Development and Trade Competitiveness 2 3. Objectives of NTIS 2016 5 4. Strategic Outcomes of NTIS 2016 5 5. Recent Trade Performance and Market Access Conditions 6 6. Non-Tariff Measures and Other Cross-cutting Issues 9 7. Priority Export Potentials 14 8. Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of Priority Export Potential Goods and Services 18 9. Implementation Mechanisms for NTIS 2016 30 10. Monitoring and Evaluation 33 11. NTIS 2016 Action Matrix 37
List of Tables Table 1 Development Goal and Strategic Outcomes of NTIS 2016 6 Table 2 Exports, Imports and Inflow of Remittance 2002/03-2012/13 7 Table 3 Nepal’s Goods Export by Major Destination 8 Table 4 Nepal’s Foreign Market Access Indicators 9 Table 5 Comparative Analysis of Quality of Transport Infrastructure of Nepal 10 Table 6 Competitiveness of Nepalese Trade Facilitation (Export) within Region, 2013 11 Table 7 Criteria and Weightage for Selecting Priority Export Potential Goods and Services 14 Table 8 Priority Export Potential Sectors 15 Table 9 Export Performance and Inclusive Sustainable Development Impact 16 VIII
NTIS Review and Update Steering Committee Mr. Naindra Prasad Upadhaya, Secretary, MoC Chairperson Mr. Toya Narayan Gyawali, Joint Secretary, MoC and NIU Chief Member Mr. Jib Raj Koirala, Joint Secretary, MoC Member Mr. Udaya Chandra Thakur, Joint Secretary, MoAD Member Mr. Laxman Aryal, Joint Secretary, MoF Member Ms. Yam Kumari Khatiwada, Joint Secretary, MoI Member Mr. Rishiram Sharma, Joint Secretary, OPMCM Member Mr. Dilli Raj Ghimire, Joint Secretary, MoLJPA Member Mr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, Joint Secretary, MoFA Member Mr. Lal Shankar Ghimire, Joint Secretary, NPC Member Ms. Jacqualine Groth, Deputy Chief, German Embassy, Kathmandu (DF) Member Mr. Pashupati Murarka, President, FNCCI Member Mr. Narendra Kumar Basnyat, President, CNI Member Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairman, SAWTEE Expert Member Mr. Buddhi Prasad Upadhyaya, Under Secretary, MoC Member Secretary IX
Contributors Dr. Thierry Noyele, New York, International Consultant PACE Nepal Pvt. Ltd, National Consultant, the following experts contributed: Mr. Prachanda Man Shrestha, Team Leader, National team of consultants
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