Description/achievement of initiative
The Nepal Trade Integration Strategy has included natural products as a priority sector for Nepal.
Source: Ministry of Commerce and Supplies, Government of Nepal
Nepal Trade Integration Strategy 2010 (NTIS 2010) charts a possible course for the development of the country's export sector over the next three to five years, together with possible capacity development. The Strategy is the product of an effort led by the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS), Government of Nepal (GoN), with financial and substantive support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Finland, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the International Trade Centre (ITC). NTIS 2010 is a critical building block in the government's efforts to strengthen its ability to coordinate and manage Trade-Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) and Aid for Trade (AfT) by implementing the mechanisms of the Enhanced Integrated Framework. Objectives and Actions identified in the NTIS 2010 will be closely aligned with those identified in Nepal?s forthcoming three-year Development Plan.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure