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 the absence of proper domestic laws and negotiating skills on the part of the developing countries, they are not able betewen benefit from favorable provisions inside the IP system. SBI Card starts charging Rs on small payments via cheque. During the one-on-one meeting between Bhattarai and Manmohan Singh, the two talked about expanding economic cooperation.

While a majority agreeent 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. Read Post a comment. Featured Today In Travel. The IPRs may encourage competition and lawyers of strong IPRs maintain that they create competition with long run consumer benefits. 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.

The open border between Nepal and India has become a medium of piracy and entry of counterfeit goods, which anr made authors and investors frustrated.

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. FDI inflows percent of gross fixed capital formation to Bangladesh and India are about 3. 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.

This story has not been edited by timesofindia. Notify me of new posts via email. The BIPPA has definitely given more confidence to Indian investors on investment protection and have shielded them from losses due to arbitrary policy changes. BIPPA is a legal instrument that establishes specific rights and obligations to meet the primary purpose of protecting foreign investments against discriminatory measures i.


Separate courts for Intellectual Property in China, Taiwan, and Malaysia have helped them in terms of effective protection of the copyright. 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. 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.

International treaties and relations have their own courses and actions. As a developing country, Nepal lags far behind in protection and enforcement of IPRs due to its low level of economic and social development. It is very important to create awareness about Intellectual Property, as IP plays an important role in the economy of the country.

The EPG will also look into broader bilateral issues, such as border and economy. 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.

To verify, just follow the link in the message. This can be introduced as a separate bench for IP matters.

The agreement provides for an elaborate mechanism to resolve disputes between the investor and a host government, as well as between the two governments. We have already seen this to hold true in our case as well. 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 gareement exporting countries.

Newer Post Older Post Home. However, it cannot be a substitute for the badly needed policy reforms on improving overall investment climate. To ensure protection and promotion of investments, and to encourage iindia flows along with the commitment to credible liberal economic policies, countries typically enter into investment protection agreements like BIPPA.

In Nepal, we have the IP laws but they are below the standards. India responded positively, according to officials. However, BIPPA is not panacea for all industrial ills and a substitute for real policy reform domestically that could increase foreign and domestic investments.

One of the objectives of entering into the BIPPA with India or any other country was to promote industrialization, create employment in the manufacturing and services sector, increase government revenues and export trade and reduce trade imbalances that will finally help promote the welfare of Nepal and the Nepali people. In the proper policy context, IPRs are an important component of the general regulatory system including taxes, investment regulations, production incentives, trade policies and competition rules.


This addresses the confusion regarding if we will have to compensate for events internal agrdement firms such as nidia strikes and supply-side issues such as increase in cost or decrease in profits or increase in losses resulting from load-shedding. 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.

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

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. It will hand its proposal in a year. Sharma Oli created a row by saying that Bhattarai kept the Nepalese political parties in the dark over the agreement.

At a packed hall in the Constitutional Club, old-school socialists, including those who knew him from his JNU days, wanted to hear from the Maoist leader that he was not going to abandon the cause of the working nepall and the down-trodden.

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.

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The agreement seeks to promote and protect investments from either country in the other’s country, with the ultimate objective of betwsen bilateral investment flow. 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.

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. You are commenting using your Twitter account. No sane industrialist can bipla money in another country without receiving an adequate assurance on the protection of their investment.