EENI-Business School

Doing Business in Nepal

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Nepal - Kathmandu.

  1. Introduction to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  2. Nepalese Economy
  3. Main sectors of the Nepalese 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

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

  1. To analyse the Nepalese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  3. To explore Nepal's trade relations with the country of the student
  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
The Subject “Doing Business in Nepal” is part of the following programs:
  1. Professional Master's Program (e-learning): Asia, BRICS Countries (India), 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
  2. Duration: one week

Recommendations for Nepalese students

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

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Nepal

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

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

Nepalese Economy

Nepalese Economy

  1. Nepal has deep economic and cultural ties with India
  2. Strong economic reforms and liberalisation: financial system, FDI
  3. Main business opportunities in Nepal: tourism, agriculture, hydro-power, infrastructure, mining, and IT
  4. Main Nepalese economic activity is the agriculture (33% of GDP)
  5. Main Nepalese 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. Main investors in Nepal are China, India, the USA, South Korea, and Japan
  11. Nearest Port of Nepal: Calcutta (India), Chittagong, and Mangola (Bangladesh)
  12. 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 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)
  7. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  8. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

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. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  9. United Nations (UN)
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  11. World Bank (WB)

Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

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