Navigating the website

The website is easy to navigate with all Menu options clearly displayed.  The following primary menus are available:

  • Under the top banner (the Main Menu)
  • Down the right hand side of the portal page (the Side Menu)
  • At the bottom of the page (the Bottom Menu)

Simply click on each option to navigate to the required page.  These menu options are always available throughout the Nepal Trade Information Portal.

Throughout the Nepal Trade Information Portal you will find hyperlinks to other relevant information or to external sites.  These are highlighted in blue and underlined.  Click on these links to navigate to the related topic.  If the link directs you to an external website this will open in a separate window. Top

Using shortcuts to navigate the website

If you want to go straight to a specific page select the Site Map option on the Bottom Menu.  The hierarchy of pages in the website is presented graphically and you can click directly on the link to the page you require.

Languages

There is an English version and a Nepali version of the portal.   Wherever you are in the portal, you will see, under the Main Menu on the right hand side, a flag to switch to the other language version.  Clicking on the flag will take you to the same page presented in the selected language.

Public information and Member services

All the information on the Nepal Trade Information Portal  is freely available for public viewing.

In addition, a user can register as a member in order to take advantage of certain value added services.  See Member Services to learn how to register.

Searching for information across the entire portal

A search facility (Search this site) is available from every page of the portal on the Side Menu.

You can type any key word, part word or combination of words to search the entire contents of the portal.  The results of the search will be displayed in a list and you will be able to select each search result to move to the related topic.

If you want to search for more than one keyword you must separate them with commas.   If you want to search for a phrase or a specific combination of keywords you must enclose the words in quotation marks.

For example, if you enter the words: tea, coffee in the search box, the portal will identify all documents where the words or part-words tea OR coffee appear.  If, however, you search for “tea and coffee”, the portal will look for that specific combination of words.

On every page you can search for specific words, phrases or combinations of words by typing CONTROL-F and entering in the words required in the search box.

The portal will highlight the words found in the entire page.

Announcements

The latest announcements are displayed on the Home page.  A full list of announcements can be viewed by clicking on More >> or by clicking on the Announcements option on the Side Menu.

On the Announcements page there is an option of searching for specific announcements by keyword, by category and by range of dates. To search by category, use the pull-down menu to choose the required category.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to expand it.

News

The latest news items are displayed on the Home page.  A full list of news items can be viewed by clicking on More >> or by clicking on the News option on the Side Menu.

On the News page there is an option of searching for specific news items by keyword, by category and by range of dates.  To search by category, use the pull-down menu to choose the required category.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to expand it.

Publications

The Publications page provided access to on-line publications (e.g. newsletters, bulletins, brochures, etc.).

On the Publication page there is an option of searching for specific publications by keyword, by category and by range of dates.  To search by category use the pull-down menu to choose the required category.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to see more information about that publication or on the PDF symbol to download it.   The publication will be downloaded as a PDF file in a new window and can either be printed or saved by right-clicking on the selection. 

Events

A summary of any current upcoming events is displayed on the Home page in the Side Menu.  A full list of past and present events can be viewed by clicking on More >>.

On the Events page there is an option of searching for specific past or present events by keyword, by category and by range of dates.  To search by category use the pull-down menu to choose the required category.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to expand it.

Searching for trade related information

Searching for legal texts

The Nepal Trade Information Portal contains a full catalogue of all the legal texts relevant to trade.  These may include laws, decrees, regulations or other instruments that carry the force of law.

Specific legal texts can be retrieved and reviewed by selecting the Legal Documents option on the Side Menu. This page provides the option of searching for specific legal texts by keyword, by category (e.g. imports, exports, SPS, etc.), by type (e.g. law, decree, decision, etc.), by the agency responsible for administering that legal instrument and by range of dates.  To search by category, type and/or agency use the pull-down menus to choose the required options.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to expand it to see the full text or click on the PDF symbol to download a PDF copy. The PDF file will be opened in a new window and can either be printed or saved by right-clicking on the selection. 

Searching for Commodity related information

The Nepal Trade Information Portal contains the full Harmonized Code (HS) classification of commodities used.

By using the Commodites and Tariff facility in the Side Menu one can look up the tariff/s applicable to each commodity, any specific measures applicable to that commodity (e.g. SPS, Technical Standards) and what special procedure, if any, is required to import or export that commodity.

The commodity classification conforms with the WCO Harmonized System (HS) standard which is structured as follows:

Heading

 

 

 

 

Chapter

Sub-Chapter

Sub-Heading

Code

Description

xx

 

 

 

Chapter Description

xx

xx

 

 

Sub-Chapter Description

xx

xx

xx

 

Sub-Heading Description

xx

xx

xx

xx

Commodity Description

 

The Commodity Search page enables the look up of a commodity by HS Code or by entering a key word, a combination of key words -- or by both.  Click on the button to select the type of search you require.

To use the keyword search facility, enter the words required.  The portal will search for those words in the description of each chapter, sub-chapter, sub-heading and commodity code.  The portal will search both for whole words and part words.  For example, by searching for the word ‘tea’, the portal will return the following results:

0902 – Tea whether or not flavoured

1503 – Lard, stearin or oleostearin

Etc…

To search for more than one keyword, separate the words with a comma, e.g. ‘tea, coffee’ will return:

0901 – Coffee whether or not roasted …

0902 – Tea whether or not flavoured

Etc…

Using the HSCODE search facility allows for the search of a commodity by the full 8-digit HS code, if known, by entering it into the search box.  This will display the full information for that commodity code, if found.

Alternatively, a 2 digit (chapter), 4 digit (sub-chapter) or 6 digit (sub-heading) code can be entered into the search box.  The portal will display all the codes below the combination of digits entered.  For example, if the digits ‘0101’ are entered, the portal will return:

0101 – Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies

        + 010110 – Pure-bred breeding animals

        + 010190 - Other

By clicking on the ‘+’ symbol each sub-heading can be expanded to show all the commodity codes under that item.  For example by clicking on the + symbol for ‘010190’, the portal will further show:

0101 – Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies

        + 010110 – Pure-bred breeding animals

        + 010190 – Other

                 -  01019030 - Horses

                   - 01019090 - Other

The specific required commodity can then be selected by clicking on it.

When a specific commodity is selected the portal will display all the information related to that commodity.

If there are any special measures the portal will display these measures with a cross-reference to the implementing legal instrument.  The full legal text can be viewed by clicking on the legal instrument cross-reference.

If there are any special procedures applicable to the commodity, the portal will display a list of these procedures.  Clicking on the item in the list will provide a view of the full procedure.  Options include:

Viewing the full procedure together with the specific forms required to fulfill the procedure

Viewing the full procedure with a list of all the commodities for which the procedure applies.

The procedure will be displayed as a graphic flowchart detailing each step required to complete the procedure.

Searching for Procedures

The search facility can be accessed by clicking on the Procedures option in the Side Menu. This is used to search for the procedures that are applicable in order to complete various legal obligations in relation to trade.

The option of searching for specific legal procedures by keyword or by category (e.g. import, export, transit, etc.)is provided.  To search by category, use the pull-down menu to choose the required option.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to expand it to see the full procedure.  Options include:

Viewing the full procedure together with the specific forms required to complete the procedure

Viewing the full procedure with a list of all the commodities for which the procedure applies.

The procedure will be displayed as a graphic flowchart detailing every step required to complete the procedure. 

Searching for Forms

To identify in what procedures or for what commodities a specific form is used, the search facility can be used by clicking on the Forms option on the Side Menu.

This option enables searching for specific forms by keyword, by category (e.g. import, export, etc.), by agency responsible for issuing or processing the form, or by range of dates of validity of the form.  To search by category or agency, use the pull-down menus to choose the required option.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to expand it to see full information about the form or download it by clicking on the PDF icon.

When clicking on the item to expand it, the portal will display full information about the form together with a list of the procedures in which that form is used.  Each procedure in the list can be expanded by clicking on either of the following options:

Viewing the full procedure together with all the forms required to fulfill the procedure

Viewing the full procedure with a list of all the commodities for which the procedure applies.

The procedure will be displayed as a graphic flowchart detailing every step required to complete the procedure. 

Searching for Measures

A measure is a prohibition, restriction or special requirement applicable to the import or export of certain commodities.  Typically these will be related to sanitary/phytosanitary requirements (covered by the WTO SPS Agreement) or requirements to conform to certain technical standards (covered by the WTO TBT Agreement).

To find out what measures are currently in force and which commodities they apply to, use the search facility by clicking on the Measures an Standards option on the Side Menu.

On this page provides the option of searching for specific measures by keyword, by category (e.g. import, export, etc.), by agency responsible for issuing or processing the form or by range of dates of validity of the form.  To search by category or agency, use the pull-down menus to choose the required option.

The results of the search will be displayed in a list.  Click on the required item to expand it to see full information about that form or download it by clicking on the PDF icon.

By clicking on the item to expand it, the portal will display full information about the form together with a list of the procedures in which that form is used.  Each procedure in the list can be expanded by clicking on either of the following options:

Viewing the full procedure together with all the forms required to complete the procedure

Viewing the full procedure with a list of all the commodities for which the procedure applies.

The procedure will be displayed as a graphic flowchart detailing every step required to discharge the procedure. 

How to download and print documents

Throughout the portal users have the option of downloading documents or the content being viewed.  Where a PDF symbol is displayed the user can click on it and the document will appear in a new window.  This can then either be printed or saved by using the normal browser commands.  In certain cases a document or content can be downloaded by clicking on a hyperlink.

The latest version of Adobe Reader installed must be installed to allow document downloads.  The latest version of Adobe Reader is accessible by clicking here.

FAQs

The FAQ page provides access to a list of the most frequently asked questions.  The questions are grouped by various categories. A specific category can be selected by using the pull-down menu.  

How to contact us

To submit a query to the Nepal Trade Information Portal use the contact form on the Contact Us page by filling in the required fields or send an email directly to the email link.

After filling in the query fields the verification code displayed on the screen must be entered.  The code is case sensitive.  This is in order to prevent unauthorized spam mail generated by robots. 

How to send us your feedback

TEPC would appreciates any feedback about the Nepal Trade Information Portal.  Feedback ensures constant improvement of the service. To provide feedback please fill in the form on the Feeback page and tick or enter all the required fields.

After filling in the query fields the verification code displayed on the screen must be entered.  The code is case sensitive.  This is in order to prevent unauthorized spam mail generated by robots.

 

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