Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism in Nepal: Baseline Study | Asian Development Bank

Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism in Nepal: Baseline Study

Publication | December 2017
Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism in Nepal: Baseline Study

This baseline study reviews Nepal’s trade and transport procedures, highlights the importance of monitoring trade and transport facilitation, and lays a foundation to establish trade and transport facilitation monitoring mechanism.

The establishment of a trade and transport facilitation monitoring mechanism (TTFMM) is important because it allows a country to take stock, identify bottlenecks, and prioritize recommendations for the implementation of trade facilitation measures. A baseline study is the first step to establish TTFMM. This report reviews trade and transport procedures in Nepal, highlights the importance of monitoring trade and transport facilitation, and lays a foundation for future studies and establishment of long-term, sustainable TTFMM. In light of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement, the report presents both the challenges and enormous opportunities for enhancing efficiency along the BBIN corridors.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Background and Introduction
  • Scope of the Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism Baseline Study in Nepal
  • Methodology for Data Collection and Analysis
  • Key Findings and Recommendations
  • Way Forward to Establish the Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism in Nepal Summary and Conclusion
  • Appendix