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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In a meeting between PM Bhattarai and Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna earlier on Friday, the Indian foreign minister hinted that the issues of extradition treaty and Air Marshall would be discussed in the meeting between the premiers of two countries.

In our investment strapped economy, more investment is definitely a good thing and is in our national interest because it will lead to more jobs, revenue and potentially stimulate growth.

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

India and Nepal sign three key agreements to boost bilateral ties

India has been seeking assurance from the Nepalese government for the safety of the GMR’s workers and staff on the Upper Karnali and Upper Marshyangdi hydel power projects. Besides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal Prakash Sharan Mahat said the Himalayan nation has huge untapped potential in hydropower, agro-processing and tourism. 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 betseen to huge liabilities to the Nepali state.

Before breaking Nepal-India BIPPA down to the simplest terms, let me at the outset argue that most of the remonstrations have been outright illogical, misinformed, and pitched to score political points. Separate courts for Intellectual Property in China, Taiwan, and Malaysia have helped bippaa in terms of effective protection of the copyright. There is no reason to make such a hue and netween except for gaining political mileage.

Following a significant bilateral deal to provide protection for Indian investments in Nepal, PM Baburam Bhattarai said he was well aware that the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement BIPPA could invite criticism in Nepal, clearly indicating that the move was a calculated political gamble.


During the one-on-one meeting between Bhattarai and Manmohan Singh, the two talked about expanding economic cooperation. The contracting parties are obliged to treat investments at least as favorably as they do to domestic and third party foreign investments.

International treaties and relations have their own courses and actions. In the absence of proper domestic laws and negotiating skills on the part of the developing countries, they are not able to benefit from favorable provisions inside the IP system.

Nepal – 2-Bilateral Investment Agreements & Taxation Treaties |

On this respect, latest studies show that investment protection agreements like BIPPA indeed have positive impact on FDI, especially when it flows to low income countries from relatively high income and high exporting countries. Email required Address never made public.

FDI inflows percent of gross fixed capital formation to Bangladesh and Npeal are about 3. After talks with Indian PM Manmohan Singh and other top leaders, Bhattarai said groundwork has been laid to build a new relationship between Nepal and India.

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.

The two sides agreed to approach it in a new way with the formation of an EPG Eminent Persons Groupwhich will have four persons from each side. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments.

Investors are allowed to freely transfer returns to investment. At present there is a need of provision IP laws regarding alternative dispute resolution, so that disputes can be settled through negotiations. If you are weak, your nationalism is hollow.

The term investment includes every kind of asset, including intellectual property rights. Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community.

Stating that the peace process and the constitution bpipa 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.


The Nepalese copyright law lacks the details relating to assignment, there is no specific provision for mode of assignment and disputes relating to that. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, who is on a four-day official visit to India beginning Thursday, held an important talks on bilateral cooperation with his Indian counterpart Man Mohan Singh here in New Delhi. The agreement provides for an elaborate mechanism to resolve disputes between the investor and a host government, as well as between the two governments.

It is very important to create awareness about Intellectual Property, as IP plays an important role in the economy of the country. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Nepal: Nepal urges India Inc to invest more, says BIPA being ratified – Times of India

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. This can be introduced as a separate bench for IP matters. On bippaa busy second day of his visit to India, Nepalese PM Baburam Bhattarai held wide-ranging talks with PM Manmohan Singh, in which the issue of the ongoing peace process and proposed formula integration of Maoist combatants into the Nepal army figured prominently.

Let’s work together to keep the conversation civil. 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.

There is no reason to make a hue and cry without understanding the clauses and implications of the treaty. She said the Nepalese government was committed to providing a climate conducive to investments and ensuring that processes have been streamlined and made vetween friendly. Sharma Oli created a row by saying that Bhattarai kept the Nepalese political parties in the dark over the agreement.

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