Closing event of EU project in Nepal
After four and a half years of implementation, the EU-funded Nepal Trade and Private Sector Development (TPSD) project came to an end on 12 June, 2019. The project closing event in Kathmandu was attended by more than 90 high-level representatives from the Nepalese government, the EU Delegation, partner institutions and beneficiaries. From 2014 to 2019, GFA has been providing technical assistance related to trade policy, quality infrastructure and value chain development in the coffee subsector to the project.
The overall objective of TPSD was to contribute to the Government of Nepal’s efforts to reduce poverty and stimulate trade-led economic growth by strengthening trade competitiveness in Nepal. The project focused on three components. GFA experts have been enhancing the capacity of the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS) and related agencies for the formulation, implementation and coordination of trade policy, trade negotiations and trade promotion was a primary concern. In particular, the institutional capacity for sanitary and phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade has been strengthened. Supporting the development of the coffee value chain has been a specific focus.