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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Location of Nepal in the middle of two thriving economies of the world India and China offers a great advantage to potential investors,” Bhandari said at the conference organised by business chambers CII, Ficci and Assocham.

BIPPA is not an exception. No sane industrialist can invest money in another country without receiving an adequate assurance on the protection of their investment.

The PM said he was much impressed by the consistency of messaging by all the Indian leaders, which showed their common concerns.

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I succeeded in explaining to them our position. However, PM Bhattarai said that the meeting did not go futile. What he perhaps knew already was that he could count on the new-found Indian goodwill towards his party and towards him, a leader who could conclude the much elusive peace process.

PM asks India to support peace process 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.

Newer Post Older Post Home. 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, neapl 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 class and the down-trodden.

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So the firms need trade secrets and contractual protections, firms seeking to establish markets for finished products need strong copyright, patent and trademark protection.

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 agrfement that the move was a calculated political gamble.

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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. Pages Home About Contact. The term investment includes every kind of asset, including intellectual property rights.

The IPRs may encourage competition and lawyers of bppa IPRs maintain that they create competition with long run consumer benefits.

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

Published in Magazine Issue: Indian copyright law is comprehensive, with detailed and clearer provisions for assignment, mode of assignment, disputes with respect to assignment.

It will carry a concessional rate of interest of 1. Nevertheless, the agreement is in the interest of the Nepalese and their national economy. October 22, Nepal can also come with separate IP court, not immediately, but in future. We have sent you a verification email. 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 and Nepal sign three key agreements to boost bilateral ties

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. There is no reason to make such a hue and jndia except for gaining political mileage. In case of nationalization or expropriation of investment, nondiscriminatory compensation is guaranteed.


It was published in RepublicaOctober 26,p. So government of Nepal has to come with a new policy to cope up with this issue. It will hand its proposal in a year.

All Comments Your Activity. However, BIPPA is not panacea for all industrial ills and a substitute for real policy reform domestically that could increase foreign and domestic investments. The pace of export growth between and was around 10 percent and it was more or less stunted after 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.

To avert confusion, it specifically defines what constitute indirect expropriation having an equivalent effect to direct expropriation without formal transfer of title or outright seizure and how it is determined a xgreement, fact-based inquiry considering a set of relevant factors outlined in the agreement.

A loose coalition of individuals and organisations, which actively supported the Jana Andolan, was keen to see him voice his commitment to democracy and human rights.

Provisions have been made in the BIPPA for grant of compensation to the investors who suffer losses because of war, armed conflict, a state of national emergency, etc.

Let’s work together to keep the conversation civil. On the busy second day of his visit to India, Nepalese PM Baburam Bhattarai held wide-ranging talks with PM Manmohan Singh, in which the betewen of the ongoing peace process and proposed formula integration of Maoist combatants into the Nepal army figured prominently.