Government of Nepal Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Trade and Export Promotion Centre
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The Nepal Trade Information Portal is a one-stop window for information on import into, export from, and transit through Nepal. The trade portal is hosted by the Trade and Export Promotion Centre under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies on behalf of all government agencies. The portal trade provides an accessible, logical, helpful window for traders to access important regulatory and procedural information needed to import and export.
The information portal aims to improve the transparency of the country’s trading laws and processes. This initiative is expected to promote domestic industries and boost exports as mentioned per the Trade Policy 2015. Furthermore, the portal also complies with Article 1 of the Trade Facilitation Agreement with the World Trade Organization.
The following section provides a brief introduction about the government agencies and independent entities that are indirectly or directly involved with foreign trade. If you are interested to get more information about the government agencies you can view each agency's own website by following the links and contacts below.
The following agencies are represented on this website.
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies
The MoICS is the authority responsible to formulate and execute policies and programme related to industrial development, foreign trade and managing supplies. The industry is also responsible for formulating and implementing the foreign trade policy and responsibilities relating to multilateral and bilateral commercial relations, state trading, export promotion measures, and development and regulation of certain export-oriented industries and commodities.
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development is the central apex body of Government of Nepal to look after the agriculture and allied fields. The Ministry consists of five divisions, two centers, one research and development fund, two departments, five projects and autonomous body of one research council, one corporation, one development boards, two companies & few development committees.
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation
The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation is responsible for the utilization and management of energy. The main objective of the ministry is to manage the production of energy for the expansion of industrial and economic activities.
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone. : 977-1-4211516
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport was established in 2000. The main aim of the organization was to bring important infrastructural development under the umbrella of a single ministry and to harmonize the policies and bring efficiencies and effectiveness in the provision of infrastructural services.
Telephone: 977-1-4211782, 4211931, 4211732, 4211655
Ministry of Home Affairs
The Ministry of Home Affairs is mainly responsible for delivering critical services to the citizens and maintain security in the nation. These functions are carried out by various offices in the region, districts, and departments.
Telephone: 4211208, 4211214
Toll-Free Number: 1112
Fax No. : 4211257, 4211286
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB)
The Central Bank of Nepal was established in 1956 under the Nepal Rastra Bank Act, 1955, to discharge the central banking responsibilities including guiding the development of the embryonic domestic financial sector. Since inception, there has been significant growth in both the number and the activities of the domestic financial institutions.
Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
P. O. Box 73
Telephones: + 977-1 -4410158, 4410201, 4411250, 4419804, 4419805, 4419807
Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance is the central authority of the Government of Nepal charged with the responsibilities for maintaining both micro and macroeconomic stability in the country. Moreover, the key role of the Ministry lies with the more rational allocation of resources; better management of public expenditure; enhanced mobilization of both internal and external resources; greater performance in public investments and strengthening of public enterprises productive capacity; open and simple foreign exchange policies and regulation, and prudent fiscal and monetary policies.
Ministry of Information and Communication
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) operated with an objective to develop and expand the information & communication sector up to the rural level in the form of infrastructure for social and economic development through widespread participation of the private sector as well with an emphasis on the dissemination of information and communication technology.
Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health plays a leading role in improving the health of the people including mental, physical and social well being, for overall national development with the increased participation of the private sector and non-government institutions in the implementation of programmes.
Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +977-1-4262543, 4262802, 4262696, 4267376
Department of Forest and Soil Conservation
The Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MFSC), its departments and para-statal are the main policy-making bodies for forests and wildlife management. The Ministry executes its mandate through five divisions: Planning, Foreign Aid Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, Administration and Environment.
Telephone : +977-1-4211567
Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs deals with the management of the legal affairs, legislative activities, handles affairs relating to the Parliament of Nepal and administration of justice in Nepal.
Telephone: +977-1-4211987, 4211786, 4211702, 4243025, 4211872, 4211633,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (1978) is the governmental body for promoting tourism and encouraging private sector for their involvement and participation in the tourism sector of Nepal.
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 977-1-4211669, 4211846, 4211847, 4211711, 4211685, 4211825, 4211909
Fax: 977-1-4211758, 977-1-4211992
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Customs
Nepalese Customs Administration collects Customs duty, Value Added Tax, Excise, and other taxes at the border points. Customs Administration is at the forefront in terms of internal revenue mobilization. The Department’s efforts are directed towards making our administration more adept, service-oriented, and transparent. The Department has been making timely improvements in its role according to changes brought about in the international trade, technological development, national needs, open and liberal economy as well as to fulfill its important responsibility of improving government finances through internal resource mobilization for economic development.
Telephone :+977- 1-4259861
Department of Cottage and Small Industries
The Department of Cottage and Small Industries (DCSI) role is to promote and foster various kinds of the cottage and small industries enhancing their industrial productivity increment along with making a congenial environment for industrial investment in accordance with policy execution for contributing national economy.
Telephone Phone: 4259842, 4259846, 4259855, 4259875
Post Box No.: 10701
Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology
Nepal Bureau of Standards & Metrology (NBSM) is the National Standards Body as well as the National Metrology Institute of Nepal.
Balaju, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Telephone: +977-1-4350818, 4350445, 4361141.
Department of Mines and Geology
The Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) is the only government organization that deals with systematic geoscientific studies, investigation of mineral resources and their development activities in the country.
Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture bears overall responsibility for the agricultural growth and development of the agriculture sector.
Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) is one of the four departments under the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD) of Government of Nepal (GON). It was established in 1961 as Department of Food and is located in the location of Barbarmahal, Kathmandu.
Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Telephone: +977- 1- 4262369, 4262741
Notice Board Number : 1618014262369
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Printing
The Department of Printing’s mandate is to publish Nepal Gazette, Nepal Magazine, calendars, diary, etc for the Government of Nepal. The department has been publishing the government’s security printing materials that include Nepalese Citizenship Certificate, annual budgets, and Redbook, ordinance, budget speech, project-related annual programmes, etc. In addition, the Department also publishes letter pads, forms, posters, books and other documents for ministries.
Address Singha Durbar Kathmandu, Nepal Phone No.: +977-1-4211622, 4211820, 4211695, 4211749, 4200211 Fax No: +977-1-4211764 Email: email@example.com Web: www.dop.gov.np
National Plant Quarantine Programme
Nepal Plant Quarantine Program is responsible for trade facilitation through phytosanitary risk management in the trans-border trade of agro-forest products and other related commodities. NPQP is the only government institution authorized for regulating plant quarantine related activities under the Department of Agriculture.
Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal
Telephone: +977-1-5524352, 5553798
Department of Archaeology
The Department of Archaeology was established in 1953 A.D. to undertake archaeological research and to protect the cultural heritage of the country. Protection and maintenance of archaeological sites, ancient monuments including remains of national importance, museum, and archive management are the main concern of the Department of archaeology.
Phone : +977-1-4250683
The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) is the nationally and internationally recognized umbrella organization of business in Nepal. Organized as a representative body of business organizations in the country, it represents the interests of the private sector and is involved in the promotion of socio-economic development of Nepal through private sector-led economic growth.
Pachali Shahid Shukra FNCCI Milan Marg, Teku P.O. Box 269, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +977-1-4262061 / 4262218 / 4266889
Fax: + 977-1-4261022 / 4262007
Nepal Chamber of Commerce
Nepal chamber of commerce (NCC), established in 1952 is the first Chamber of Commerce in Nepal. The first National Conference on industry and commerce was organized by NCC in 1955. The Chamber has been playing a crucial role in the field of trade enhancement and promotion activities.
Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +977-1-4230947, 4230947
Confederation of Nepalese Industries
The Confederation of Nepalese Industries’s origin was based on the widespread belief that the industrial community of Nepal urgently needed an effective representative body that would serve as a true platform to address many issues plaguing the Nepalese industries today. There was a need for a modern professional body with well-trained and experienced professional staff that would be fully supported by the latest technological advancements. In addition, it had to be well connected with suitable regional and global organizations such as the World Economic Forum and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). This body would thus be capable of not only providing useful policy inputs to the government but also ensuring the implementation of the same.
Trade Tower, 5th Floor
Post Box: 21056
Phone: +977-1-5111122, 5111123
Federation of Handicraft Associations Of Nepal
Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal was established in 1972 to enhance and promote handicraft trade and industry. It is registered under Institution Registration Act of Nepal.
Upama Marg -11, Thapathali
GPO Box No.: 784
Telephone. +977-1-4244231, 4245467, 4245467
Fax : +977-1-4222940
Medicinal & Aromatic Plants(MAPs)
Sarad Bickram Rana