Country seeks zero-duty on garments and
pashmina in US
Nepal’s Pashmina and garment
industry are enduring tough times since the US withdrew the
duty-free facility it offered to these goods, and hence Nepali
entrepreneurs are now seeking restoration of the facility.
During a meeting with a team of World Learning Institute of
America, which is currently on a visit to Nepal as a part of its
world tour, Morang Commerce Association said the US should
restore the zero-duty facility in respect of several Nepal-made
items, including garments and pashmina.
The representatives of the Association urged the visiting
delegation, which includes US Senators, to serve as a link to
boost penetration of Nepali products in the US markets.
In response, the delegation assured that it would table the
matter before the US Parliament, and would help Nepali
entrepreneurs to develop contacts with the US Chambers of
Commerce to facilitate information exchange.