EC-Nepal, WTO Assistance Programme

Funding Information
Total Actual Commitment:
2,911,293 USD
Total Planned Commitment:
Total Actual Disbursements:
1,157,681 USD
Total Planned Disbursements:
844,759 USD
Unallocated Disbursements:
1,753,612 USD
Additional Information
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European Union -Team
Project Title: 
EC-Nepal, WTO Assistance Programme VALIDATED

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Climate Change Relevance: 

Status:  On-Going
Budget Head:  330 
Status Reason: 
  • Fulfilling international SPS/TBT requirements is a major precondition for developing Nepal’s economy and the export potential that exists for the agricultural sector as well as laying a solid foundation for the development of the manufacturing sector
  • Significant awareness rising on WTO issues on WTO issue and capacity development to address the challenges presented among government and private sector and the public is required along with a legislative review.



  • Create an enabling and WTO-complaint environment for sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT) compliance. In particular addressing quality infrastructure issues facilitating product accepatance at international level and to improve the capacity of Nepal to export products of improved overall quality.
  • Build and broaden the capacity in Nepal to understand and implement WTO commitments and to have the ability move generally to appreciate and analyze key aspects of ongoing WTO negotiations of importance for Nepal
  • Under the Ec-Nepal WTO assistance programme ESCAP assists Euro 25000 to strengthening the WTO reference center. This technical assistance is to utilize the training program of component 2.


  • Awareness and substantive knowledge about WTO issues improved Nepali officials, the business sector and civil society organization and means provided for them to take full advantage of the national trade policies formulated in the WTO context.
  • Improved compliance of legislative with obligation under WTO
  • Capacity of Nepal’s export to comply with standards and certificate requirements strengthened by improving Nepal’s standards infrastructure.
  • The TBT and SPS enquiry points’ enquiry points’ for standards dissemination established resulting in effective country participation in the WTO TBT and SPS regimes
  • WTO sector of ministry of Agriculture and cooperative (MOAC) strengthened


Budget Type:
Off Budget

Treasury Type:

Humanitarian Aid: No


Date of Agreement:  03-20-2007
Date of effectiveness:  03-20-2007
Proposed Start Date:  03-20-2007
Actual Start Date:  03-20-2007
Planned Completion Date:  12-31-2012
[NEPAL] 100.0%



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National Plan
[National Development Plan (NDP)]   [Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Development Policy]   [Trade] 100.0%

Nepal Sector Classification - COMMERCE (100.0)%

Implementing/Executing Agencies

Donor Organization: 
  • European Union

Counterpart Ministry : 
  • Ministry of Supplies 100.0 %

Executing Agency: 
  • Ministry of Supplies 100.0 %

Implementing Agency: 
  • Ministry of Supplies 100.0 %
European Union
Transaction Type Transaction Date Type Of Assistance Mode Of Payment Post Earthquake Assistance Aid Type Financing Instrument Amount
Actual Commitment 12-20-2007 Technical Assistance (Standalone) Direct Payment No NORMAL CASE Project Support 2,911,293 USD
Sub Total Actual Commitment: 2,911,293 USD
Sub Total Planned Commitment: 0 USD
Actual Disbursement 12-04-2007 Technical Assistance (Standalone) Direct Payment No NORMAL CASE Project Support 864,989 USD
Actual Disbursement 03-12-2008 Technical Assistance (Standalone) Direct Payment No NORMAL CASE Project Support 144,521 USD
Actual Disbursement 04-09-2010 Technical Assistance (Standalone) Direct Payment No NORMAL CASE Project Support 148,171 USD
Sub Total Actual Disbursement: 1,157,681 USD
Planned Disbursement 04-29-2011 Technical Assistance (Standalone) Direct Payment No NORMAL CASE Project Support 119,415 USD
Planned Disbursement 05-13-2011 Technical Assistance (Standalone) Direct Payment No NORMAL CASE Project Support 725,344 USD
Sub Total Planned Disbursement: 844,759 USD
Progress Achieved

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