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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Prime Minister Baburam in India: Agreements Signed and Some Photos Clicked

The IPRs may encourage competition and lawyers of strong IPRs maintain that they create competition with long run consumer benefits. We have already seen this to hold indja in our case as well.

While the private sector has openly welcomed BIPPA, selfish political leaders are politicizing it to make themselves heard by hook or by crook. Dispute resolution could happen both at the level of investors and a contracting party or two governments, i.

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. 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.

Similarly, some influential leaders have been arguing that BIPPA is against the interest of our country and the workers. Notify me of new comments via email. Among the deals, the most prominent is the LoC that will be used to finance infrastructure and hydropower projects in Nepal.

If we analyze the IP laws of different countries with those of Nepal, similarities are there as most of the countries are signatories to the International Convention and the TRIPS Agreement, which establish minimum standards of IP protection.

As a developing country, Nepal lags far behind in protection and enforcement of IPRs due to its low level of economic and social development. 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. Pointing out that for Nepal India remains the largest trading partner, the Nepalese president said that more trade and transit classification measures are essential to address the trade agrerment between the two neighbours.


Addressing representatives of India Incshe said Nepal is in amd process of ratifying a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Indis Agreement which will provide more comfort to investors, asserting that incentives offered by Nepal are no less attractive than in many other countries. 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.

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Most of the debate over BIPPA is based on misinformation and inaccurate comprehension of the scope and depth of the agreement. Provisions have also been made in the agreement for grant of compensation to the investors whose investments suffer losses owing to war, armed conflict and a state of national emergency.

Nevertheless, the agreement is in the interest of the Nepalese and their national economy. We blog for peace and democracy in Nepal. Let’s work together to keep the conversation civil. Login from existing account Facebook Google Email. In categories of work, eligibility for protection are the same.

But, the momentum was lost after the revision of the treaty in Various kinds of treaties and accords are needed in conducting the state to state relations. There is no reason to make a hue and cry without understanding the clauses and implications of the treaty. New Delhi, Apr 18 Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari today asked captains of Indian industry to take full advantage of the improved investment climate and simplified tax regime of the Himalayan nation, especially in sectors like hydropower, clean technologies and agro-processing.

India & Nepal sign three key pacts to boost ties – India News

On this respect, latest imdia show that investment protection agreements like BIPPA indeed have positive impact on FDI, especially when it flows to low income countries from relatively high agreeement and high exporting countries. It has been learnt that India discussed with Bhattarai the status of two hydel power projects being built by India’s private power firm GMR. While a majority of the issues in the agreement between Nepal and India are similar to other BIPPAs signed internationally, a few provisions and scope of definitions have created confusion and led to misinformed debate.


The Indian business community, the biggest foreign investor in Nepal, wanted assurance for the protection of its current and prospective investments. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments.

For investments to increase sizably, Nepal needs to address constraints such as lack of power supply, inadequate supply of infrastructureslabor disputesrising cost of raw materials, policy inconsistencies, and high interest on credit to key sectors. Policymakers must keep in mind that whenever a firm comes to establish industries or research and developments plants, it wants strong intellectual property protection to ensure the non-disclosure of technologies, brought in by the firms.

Misinformed debate Most of the debate over BIPPA is based on misinformation and inaccurate comprehension of the scope and depth of the agreement. The treaty regimes guide the patterns of relations between any two countries.

The major determinants of FDI are macroeconomic, policy and political stability; large and growing market size; and being in proximity of emerging countries with large market size so that goods could be exported there.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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.

Business RBI to release new Rs. It was published in RepublicaOctober 26,p. All Comments Your Activity. Notify me of new posts via email. Location of Nepal in agreemfnt middle of two thriving economies of the bkppa India and China offers a great advantage to potential investors,” Bhandari said at the conference organised by business chambers CII, Ficci and Assocham. At the end of the nearly two-hour talks, where security cooperation also figured, the two countries signed the three agreements.

Nepal can also come with separate IP court, not immediately, but in future.

In case of nationalization or expropriation of investment, nondiscriminatory compensation is guaranteed.