Australia’s trade with Nepal is small, but there is potential for growth in hydropower, tourism and infrastructure development.
Other areas in which there are increasing commercial opportunities following deregulation include civil aviation and telecommunications. Two-way merchandise trade in 2014-15 totalled A$32 million, with exports to Nepal valued at A$25 million. Principal exports to Nepal are vegetables and refined petroleum. Australia also exports food and beverages including wine.
A flat rate of 10 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied on all goods and services, except exempt items.
The Austrade office in India is also responsible for Bhutan and Nepal.
More information on doing business in Nepal