Trends, Structure and Drivers of Nepal’s Agricultural Trade
This chapter analyses the trends and structure of agricultural trade in general and with India, in particular, and discusses the drivers of recent trends in agricultural trade. It presents the results of Nepal’s trade competitiveness and export potential based on trade data and recommends a number of measures to respond to trade-related issues. The study depicts a high comparative advantage for most of the exported agricultural items from Nepal with almost perfect complementarity in the agricultural export profiles of both India and Nepal. However, Nepal’s export potential in the Indian market is not very encouraging, and in most cases, the binding constraint to trade potential of Nepal is its limited export capacity and not the lack of opportunities in the Indian market.
(Agricultural Trade Chapter)
Agricultural Development Strategy (Nepal)
Agreement on Trade Facilitation (WTO)
Central Bureau of Statistics (Nepal)
Cost Insurance and Freight
Country of origin
Change in tariff heading
Free on Board
Gross National Disposable Income
Government of India
Government of Nepal
Informal Cross-border Trade
Intergovernmental Committee (SAFTA)
Intergovernmental Subcommittee (SAFTA)
Indicative Trade Potential
Ministry of Agricultural Development
Ministry of Commerce and Supplies
Mutual Recognition Agreements
Nepal Living Standards Survey
Nepal Rastra Bank
Nepal Trade Integration Strategy
Revealed Comparative Advantage
Rules of origin
Rest of the world
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
South Asian Regional Standards Organization
Sanitary and Phytosanitary (WTO)
Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO)
Trade Complementarity Index
Trade and Export Promotion Centre (Nepal)
Tariff Liberalization Program (SAFTA)
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