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The Need for and Cost of Selected Trade Facilitation Measure Relevant to the WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiations: A Case Study of Nepal

Pushpa Raj Rajkarnikar ()
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Pushpa Raj Rajkarnikar: Institute for Policy Research and Development

No 806, Working Papers from Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada.

Abstract: Trade facilitation has been a longstanding and traditional feature of GATT, which is expected to have serious implication for developing member countries. This study aims to evaluate the need for and the cost of implementing trade facilitation measures in Nepal in the context of the ongoing WTO negotiation. Nepal initiated market oriented economic reforms in 1985. Trade liberalization under the economic reform was significant. However, trade facilitation has got due attention only in recent years. HMG introduced ASYCUDA in selected custom offices and implemented a three years (2003-2006) Customs Reform Action Plan in the process of TF.

Keywords: GATT; WTO; Trade Facilitation; Nepal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 58 pages
Date: 2006-04
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