- Overall policies and laws conducive to foreign investments
- Liberal tax policy for foreign investments
- Investment-friendly legal provisions, eg. labour laws, procedures of settlement of disputes, liquidation and other pertaining legal matters made to meet the international standard and friendly to foreign investment
- Bonded warehouse & duty- draw-back facilities on export
- Full repatriation of profits, dividends, principals and interest on foreign loan allowed
- No private industries or their properties to be nationalized
- Friendly and diligent workforce readily available in the labour market
- Availability of natural resources, specially in the hydroelectricity sector, to be tapped for processing and exporting
- India and China, the two most populous global markets, as immediate neighbours providing ample possibilities for export of goods and services
- Provision of resident/business visas for investors
- Nepalese people willing to warmly welcome foreign friends to come and stay in Nepal
Energy: Hydro Power project; Solar/wind energyTourism: Hotel; Resort; Golf courses; Air services; Hot-air ballooning; Cable car; Amusement parkManufacturing: Light engineering industries; Dry cell battery; Medical instruments; Pollution preventing accessories; Paper; Cement; Jute; Leather Products; Aluminum industry; Chemical/organic fertilizer and pesticides/insecticides
Agriculture and forestry: Herb/food/fruit/vegetable processing; Mushroom; Dairy; Floriculture; Sugar; Animal feed
Mineral: Cement; Petroleum/natural gas exploration/production; Construction materials (clay, sand gravel, boulder, marble, stone); Exploration/processing of quartz; Glass and mica production
Service: Freight forwarding; Nursing home; Domestic air services; Computer software and data entry; Photo scanning and off-set printing
Textile: Spinning and integrated Textile mill; Sericulture and silk production
- Foreign loan and capital
- Reinvestment of foreign investment earning
- Patent of foreign products
- Use of foreign owned trademarks and Investment in share (equity)
- Use of any technological right, specialization, formula, process, technical know-how of foreign origin.
- Use of any trademark of foreign origin.
- Use of any foreign technical consultancy management & marketing services.
- Technology transfer is allowed in all type of industries.
Investors need to fulfill the procedures of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) as required by the Environmental Protection Act, 1997. To find out details on how to complete EIA and IEE formalities, please contact the Environment Ministry (contact details given below).
The Government of Nepal reserves the monopoly of activities economic or otherwise in areas such as Cottage industries, Arms & Ammunition industries, Atomic Energy, Real Estate Business, Security printing, Currency & Coinage, Retail business, Travel & Trekking Agencies, Consulting services etc.
Drugs: Marijuana, opium, hashish (as defined in the Single Convention on Narcotics, 1961)
Explosive: Materials used in the production of arms and ammunition
Raw Materials: Raw hides and skin (including dry salted); Raw wool; All imported raw materials, parts and capital goods
Others: Mamira; Log and timber
- The Ministry of Commerce will decide from time to time the goods to be included under the category of quantitative restrictions and volume of their exports.
- The Ministry of Commerce will interpret as to which of the products listed above will be permitted to export.