south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

In Focus

SAWTEE was invited by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), Government of Nepal to present in a seminar titled "International Agricultural Trade Provisions and Nepal’s Current Situation" at Singhadurbar, Kathmandu on 27 May 2022. SAWTEE’s research director, Dr Paras Kharel, presented on:

(i) WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture, with a focus on market access, domestic support and export subsidies, and Nepal’s commitments, practice and available policy space

(ii) The implications of Nepal’s graduation from the LDC category for international trade, with a focus on agriculture. 

The sessions were chaired by Dr Rajendra Prasad Mishra, Joint Secretary, MoALD. The participants included officials from various departments of the ministry.