Business in Nepal

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Nepal - Kathmandu. Syllabus:

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

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal”:

  1. To analyse the Nepalese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  3. To explore Nepal's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Nepal's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Nepalese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Nepalese market


Subject “Doing Business in Nepal” is studied...
  1. Professional Master's Program (e-learning): Asia, BRICS Countries (India), and International Business
  2. Doctorate in Business in Asia

Languages of study: English or Spanish Nepal French Nepal

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Nepal”: 1 ECTS Credits / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Recommendations for Nepalese students

Sample of the subject - Jyoti Group (Nepal)
Jyoti Group Nepal

Description Subject Description: Business in Nepal:

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

  1. Frontiers of Nepal: India and China
  2. Landlocked country
  3. Capital: Kathmandu
  4. Area: 147,181 square kilometres
  5. Nepalese Population: 26.49 millions of people (74% works in the agriculture sector)
  6. The official language of Nepal is Nepali.
  7. English is used in business
  8. The main religion of Nepal: Hinduism, the second-largest is Buddhism (Mahayana).
  9. Lord Buddha was born in Nepal
  10. Nepal belongs to the Hindu Civilisation/Buddhist civilisation
  11. Abolition of slavery in Nepal: 1926

Nepalese Economy

Nepalese Economy.

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

Kedia Organisation Nepal

Bay of Bengal Initiative Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)

Nepal's Market Access and Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

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

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

Nepal is a member of:

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

Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

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