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Bhutan and Thailand set to finalise free trade agreement within two years
Bhutan and Thailand launched Free Trade of Agreement (FTA) negotiations last week in Thimphu.
Bangladesh, Nepal stress finalizing PTA
Bangladesh and Nepal in a commerce secretary level meeting put emphasis on finalizing the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), highlighting its significance in boosting bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Nepal.
Nepal, Australia sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
The Nepal-Australia Trade and Investment Framework was signed during Foreign Minister NP Saud’s ongoing visit to Australia.
Daya Laxmi: “Free Trade Agreements affect and victimize peasant groups”
Women from all around the world organize the struggle against capitalism and neoliberalism. In the South Asia region, these forces—in the form of free trade agreements (FTA)—play a huge role in the impoverishment of peasants and women in rural and urban areas.
China, Nepal and the BRI dilemma
The BRI MoU revealed a clause regarding the feasibility study on the Nepal-China Free Trade Agreement.
International body rules in favour of Nepal government in Ncell taxation case
The Axiata Group had filed a case at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in May 2019, claiming damages worth around Rs66 billion.
Joint statement on the 6th Nepal-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement council meeting
During the meeting, the delegation discussed a range of bilateral trade and investment-related issues covered under the TIFA.
Push for free trade agreement between Bangladesh, Nepal
Bangladesh has suggested exploring the possibilities of Free Trade Agreement with Nepal to increase two-way trade.
Cambodia, Nepal look to deepen economic ties
Cambodia and Nepal are committed to further strengthening and expanding bilateral ties and cooperation in the fields of economics, commerce, agriculture, energy and investment to further boost bilateral trade.
Bangladesh set to move PTA proposal to Nepal
Bangladesh is set to put forward a package of proposals, including the signing of Preferential Trade Agreement, with Nepal during the upcoming foreign office consultation, officials say.
Dhaka’s negotiations with Kathmandu over PTA likely to face hurdles
The country’s negotiations with Nepal over the signing of Preferential Trade Agreement are moving at a snail’ space due to the difference of opinion on fiscal benefits.
Nepal-Bangladesh trade pact stuck over other duties or charges
Nepali officials said a trade deal between the two neighbours was unlikely until the other duties or charges on listed goods is dropped to zero.
Fifth TIFA council meeting held
The United States affirmed its engagement with Nepal on its efforts to foster innovation and investment through improvements in intellectual property protection and enforcement.
Nepal-China agreements are stuck
After the 2015 Indian blockade, the Nepal government tried to diversify trade and access to the sea through China. But five years later, inertia and disinterest in Kathmandu have stalled a raft of bilateral agreements signed with the northern neighbour.
PTA with Nepal by this year
Bangladesh has demanded zero-duty benefit on export of 140 products to Nepal as both governments look towards finalising a preferential trade agreement (PTA) on the third week of next month.
Coronavirus halts PTA bid for months
The signing of preferential trade agreements with Nepal, Bhutan and Indonesia has been delayed for months as the economy is battling the global COVID-19 fallout, officials have said.
Nepal’s bilateral investment treaties
Nepal has signed six bilateral investment treaties that can be described as first generation i.e. a template of BITs that were championed by inves­tor-friendly Western European countries
Bangladesh to sign Free Trade Agreement with Nepal
Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to sign a Free Trade Agreement to enhance trade between the two countries.
Ncell backed by international tribunal in Nepal tax row
The ICSID has issued an interim order preventing Nepal’s government from collecting capital gains tax on Axiata’s acquisition of Ncell.
Ncell pays Rs 4.5 billion of its total CGT dues
The ICSID had issued an interim order directing the government not to take any steps to enforce its decision to collect the outstanding capital gains tax.