Nepali traders ‘cautiously optimistic’ as Nepal-China border points resume after a hiatus of years

According to Dr. Paras Kharel, the executive director at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment (SAWTEE), the COVID-19 pandemic might be one of the contributing factors to the lackluster implementation of the Trade and Transit Agreement. 

Dr. Kharel mentioned that for the smooth operation of the Trade and Transit Agreement, Nepal should initially conduct a trial run. “At present, Nepal should focus on conducting a trial run where a study regarding what kinds of goods can be brought from which country can be cost effective,” he suggested. 

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