South Asian Country study on products with regional trade potential and associated Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) with special focus on Women in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (WMSMEs) - A case of Nepal

SAWTEE is undertaking a country study on Nepalese products with regional trade potential and associated non-tariff barriers with special focus on women owned and led micro, small and medium enterprises (WMSMEs) since July 2014. The objective of the study is to identify the constraints faced by WMSMEs in Nepal in operating and expanding their businesses including issues related to access to regional markets such as non-tariff/trade facilitation linked barriers and provide policy and programme recommendations to ease/manage the constraints identified. Two products will be selected for the study taking in consideration the impact it has on women empowerment and districts will be selected according to the products chosen. The period of the study is eight and half months and is being supported by United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok.