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Business in Nepal, Kathmandu

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Nepal - Kathmandu

  1. Introduction to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  2. Nepalese Economy
    1. The main sectors of the Nepalese Economy
  3. Doing Business in Kathmandu
  4. Foreign Trade (Import, Export) of Nepal
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Nepal
  6. Case Study:
    1. Jyoti Group
    2. Kedia Organisation
  7. Access to the Nepalese market
  8. Business Plan for Nepal

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Nepalese Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  3. To explore the Nepalese trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Nepalese Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Nepalese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Nepalese market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Nepalbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Hinduism and Business, Buddhism and Business
  2. Masters: Ethics, Religions & Business, Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade, Religions & Business
  3. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Nepal, Online Masters, Doctorates, Foreign Trade, Business Nepalese students

Online Student Master in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Nepal Study, Master in International Business in French Nepal

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Nepal”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Why study “Hinduism and Business”?

Sample of the Subject - Jyoti Group (Nepal)
Jyoti Group Nepal (Course Master)





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Nepal

Nepalese Market Access and Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

  1. Nepal and the Hindu Economic Area
  2. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  3. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  4. South Asian Free-Trade Area (SAFTA)
  5. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  6. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  7. Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and FDI agreement between India and Nepal
  8. Bangladesh-Nepal Trade, Payments, and Transit Agreement
  9. Generalised System of Preferences (European Union)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  4. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  5. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC) - not a member
  6. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission - not a member

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

  1. Borders of Nepal: India and China
  2. Nepal is a Landlocked country
  3. Nepalese Capital: Kathmandu
  4. Area of Nepal: 147,181 square kilometres
  5. Nepalese Population: 26.49 million people (74% works in the agriculture sector)
  6. The official language of Nepal is Nepali
    1. English is used in business
  7. Abolition of Slavery in Nepal: 1926

The main religion of Nepal is Hinduism, the second-largest is Buddhism (Mahayana)

  1. Lord Buddha was born in Nepal
  2. Nepal belongs to Hindu Civilisation/Buddhist civilisation

Nepalese Economy (Master, Course)

Nepalese Economy

  1. Nepal has deep economic and cultural ties with India
  2. Strong economic reforms and liberalisation: financial system, FDI
  3. The main business opportunities in Nepal are tourism, agriculture, hydro-power, infrastructure, mining, and IT
  4. The main Nepalese economic activity is agriculture (33% of the GDP)
  5. The main Nepalese crops are rice and wheat
  6. Open to FDI in near all the sectors of the Nepalese economy
    1. Nepal Investment Board is the official body
  7. Special Economic Zone
  8. Top Nepalese sectors attracting FDI are energy, services, manufacturing, tourism, construction agriculture, and minerals
  9. The main investors in Nepal are China, India, the USA, South Korea, and Japan
  10. Nearest Port of Nepal: Calcutta (India), Chittagong, and Mangola (Bangladesh)
  11. Top Nepalese export products: Hand Knotted Woolen Carpet of Nepal, Readymade garments, Pashmina Products, Handicraft, and Leather Goods

Kedia Organisation Nepal

Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC): Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) South Asian Free-Trade Area (SAFTA). Economic Union

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC): Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Nepal is a member of:

  1. Nepal is eligible for the European Investment Bank
  2. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  3. Asian Development Bank
  4. Boao Forum for Asia
  5. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  6. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  7. Colombo Plan
  8. United Nations (UN)
  9. World Bank (WB)
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  11. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  12. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (in the process of accession)

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