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Going by past experience, the progress of the NTIS has not been encouraging," said Paras Kharel, Executive Director, SAWTEE. "For instance, the Board of Trade is required to hold a certain number of meetings in a year as per the commerce policy, but it has not done so for many years. So, the implementation of the NTIS is still doubtful,” he said.

Lack of coordination among the government agencies concerned has been one of the major issues since the NTIS was initiated. There is a question mark about how the agencies will work together,” said Paras Kharel, executive director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment.

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