Nepal has a free trade agreement with India (the Indo-Nepal treaty of trade, signed in ). Nepal is a member of the South Asian Free Trade. Nepal urges India Inc to invest more, says BIPA being ratified Promotion and Protection Agreement which will provide more comfort to investors, Location of Nepal in the middle of two thriving economies of the world (India. देश. सम्झौताको शिर्षक, सम्झौता भएको मिति. India, Agreement between the Government of Nepal and the Government of India for the Promotion .

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She said the Nepalese government was committed to providing a climate conducive to investments and ensuring that processes have been streamlined and made business friendly. However, BIPPA is not panacea for all industrial ills and a substitute for real policy reform domestically that could increase foreign and domestic investments.

A loose coalition of individuals and organisations, which actively supported the Jana Andolan, was keen to see him voice his commitment to democracy and human rights. Furthermore, in case of losses because of war, armed conflict, emergency or insurrection or riots, Indian investors should be treated and compensated as we do to our own investors or to third party investors. Investors are allowed to freely transfer returns to investment.

To avert bewteen, it specifically defines what constitute indirect expropriation having an equivalent effect to direct expropriation without formal transfer of title or outright seizure and how it is determined a case-by-case, fact-based inquiry considering a set of relevant factors outlined in the agreement. There is no reason to make such a hue and agreeent except for blppa political mileage.

Ihdia is no reason indai make a hue and cry without understanding the clauses and implications of the treaty. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive.

The pace of export growth between and was around 10 percent and it was more or less stunted after Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This can be introduced as a separate bench for IP matters.


Indian copyright law is comprehensive, with detailed and clearer provisions for assignment, mode of assignment, disputes with respect to assignment. The open border between Nepal and India has become a medium of piracy and entry of counterfeit goods, which have made authors and investors frustrated. Stating that the peace process and the constitution are the internal affairs of Nepal, Bhattarai said that the Indian government has committed to assist the Nepali leaders for the same — keeping in mind the welfare of the Nepali parties.

This story has not been edited by timesofindia. IndiaNepalPublic Policy. Addressing representatives of India Incshe said Nepal is neoal the process of ratifying a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement which will provide more comfort to investors, asserting that incentives offered by Nepal are no less attractive than in many other countries.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Among the deals, the most prominent is the LoC that will be used to finance infrastructure and hydropower projects in Nepal. Pages Home Betwen Contact. Dispute resolution could happen both at the level of investors and a contracting party or two governments, i. Keeping voices of opposition aside for the moment, policy makers still have no clues as to what form of protection they want strengthened in order to promote economic development.

BIPPA is andd an exception. The Nepal-India BIPPA remains in force for ten years and will be automatically extended thereafter unless one of the countries intends to terminate it.

After BIPPA: What Matters Is Business Environment

During the one-on-one meeting between Bhattarai and Manmohan Singh, the two talked about expanding economic cooperation. SBI Card starts charging Rs on small payments via cheque.

Now share the story Too bad. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has called on India for its goodwill and support for the completion of the peace and constitution-writing bkppa in Nepal.


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While the private sector has openly welcomed BIPPA, selfish political leaders are politicizing it to make themselves heard by hook or by crook. PM asks India to support peace process Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has called on India for its goodwill and support for the completion of the peace and constitution-writing processes in Nepal.

But the nepall laws differ according to the need and demand of their respective nation. They must not be interpreted politically and under narrow slogans of so-called nationalism. Prosperity has been a recurrent theme in all his addresses here and he seems willing to go far to source investments for the cash-strapped Nepali economy.

I succeeded in explaining to them our position. Business RBI to release new Rs. This was the most contentious issue and a section of the bureaucracy had expressed reservations over the clause, fearing that it is open to a broad interpretation and could lead to huge liabilities to the Nepali state. It is not applicable to compensation claims made before the enforcement of the agreement, which means that some Indian companies like UTL and Dabur Nepal cannot claim compensation for losses already inflicted upon their business.

Rarely has the interest of general public been betwwen intense on a bilateral economic issue and support of private sector so high than now. I suggest the government should come out with strong IP Policy before signing a similar Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection agreement with China. International treaties and relations have their own courses and actions. Describing his discussions with Indian leaders as friendly and fruitful, PM expressed hope that this visit will help in better understanding and increased cooperation between the two countries.

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