Trade Policy Review: Nepal 2012

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“Trade Policy Reviews” analyse the trade policies and practices of each member of the WTO. The reviews consist of three parts: an independent report by the WTO Secretariat, a report by the government, and the concluding remarks by the Chair of the WTO’s Trade Policy Review Body. The opening section - “key trade facts” - provides a visual overview of the WTO member’s major exports/imports, main export destinations, origins for its imports and other key data. This edition looks into the trade practices of Nepal.



Report by Nepal

Nepal is a mountainous and predominantly agrarian land-locked country of 26.6 million people lying in the southern slopes of the Himalayas, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China in the north and India in the south, east and west. The hilly and the mountainous regions including the great Himalayan range that has eight of the 14 highest peaks in the world above 8,000 meters account for 83% of the total land area of 147,181 sq. km. and the terai plain accounts for 17% of the area. Within its very small stretch, Nepal possesses immense ethnic, cultural, climatic and biological diversities.


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