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Public-Private Dialogue on Nepal’s WTO Commitments and Roles of Stakeholders

SAWTEE, in cooperation with the German International Cooperation (GIZ), Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS), Government of Nepal and Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), organized a “Public-Private Dialogue on Nepal’s WTO commitments and roles of stakeholders” in Pokhara on 2-3 December 2011. The major objective of the programme was to interact with local-level stakeholders on trade issues in general, and on Nepal’s commitments at the WTO and the status of their compliance, in particular.

During the programme, agreements establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO)—General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT), General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)—were discussed. The focus of the presentations and discussions were on salient features of these agreements, Nepal’s commitments under these agreements and the status of implementation of the commitments. Two sessions were specifically devoted to discuss tourism and health services.

Participants of the programme included WTO focal points, officials from various ministries and departments of the Government of Nepal, local entrepreneurs, medical personnel, media and other local stakeholders.

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