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20/09/2021 Operation SAFE BORDER -L1 is set in motion. NNSW Hardware for Border Agencies

Operation SAFE BORDER in NNSW Plan will deploy 113 PCS, 113 Desks Chairs, 49 Printers and 89 UPS in Ministry of Agriculture MOALD departments: DFTQC, PQPMC, and DLS. The deployment is in their Kathmandu HQ, International Airport, and across all border points. In LOT 1 of this operation hardware will be deployed in Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi, Gulariya, Krishnagar and Maheshpur for DFTQC. PQPMC and DLS. A total of 20 PCs, 20 Desk/Chairs, 10 Printers and 20 UPS will be deployed

16/09/2021 NNSW Team introduce CDEM module to Ministry of Home Affair and Ministry of Defense

In accordance with Fiscal Acts and Ordinances, companies are entitled to request exemptions from Customs Duties from designated Government Agencies. These agencies review and approve these requests and then transmit their approval to Customs to act accordingly. NNSW CDEM Module enables Exemption government agencies to manage process electronically. The applicant for an exemption will apply on NNSW to relevant agency. The agency will review and if approved will grant the exemption and pass to Customs NECAS system. Once the shipment arrive, the applicant will associate the electronically approved exemption with the Customs declarations. NECAS system will perform the duty exemption.

14/09/2021 NNSW Team demo CDEM module to Dpt of Electricity Dvt, Investment Brd, & Alternative Energy Promotion Ctr

In accordance with Fiscal Acts and Ordinances, companies are entitled to request exemptions from Customs Duties from designated Government Agencies. These agencies review and approve these requests and then transmit their approval to Customs to act accordingly. NNSW CDEM Module enables Exemption government agencies to manage process electronically. The applicant for an exemption will apply on NNSW to relevant agency. The agency will review and if approved will grant the exemption and pass to Customs NECAS system. Once the shipment arrive, the applicant will associate the electronically approved exemption with the Customs declarations. NECAS system will perform the duty exemption.

10/09/2021 NNSW Team demo CDEM module to M of Communication and Information Technology and Dpt of Tourism

In accordance with Fiscal Acts and Ordinances, companies are entitled to request exemptions from Customs Duties from designated Government Agencies. These agencies review and approve these requests and then transmit their approval to Customs to act accordingly. NNSW CDEM Module enables Exemption government agencies to manage process electronically. The applicant for an exemption will apply on NNSW to relevant agency. The agency will review and if approved will grant the exemption and pass to Customs NECAS system. Once the shipment arrive, the applicant will associate the electronically approved exemption with the Customs declarations. NECAS system will perform the duty exemption.

01/07/2021 21 Banks using NNSW to issue LCs and other instruments to Importers against LPCOs

Commercial banks are a private stakeholder in NNSW environment. Once an import license (LPCO) is approved by the concerned regulatory agency; the importer proceeds to the bank to secure the required foreign currency to cover the cost of shipment. Commercial Banks provide importers Financial Instruments (FIs) such as LCs to traders to pay for their imports in foreign currencies. Commercial banks provide these FIs based on an approved LPCO by the relevant government agency. NNSW enables banks to verify applications for financial instruments and once FIs are granted this will be recorded on NNSW. This enables full end-to-end integration of LPCO process,

18/05/2021 NNSW launches YouTube Instructional Video Training Channel

NNSW launch a Training Video Channel on YouTube in English and Nepali and English. The Channel contains instructional videos covering all functionalities in NNSW portal https://www.youtube.com/c/NepalNationalSingleWindowNNSW The channel contains two playlists in English and Nepali showing in chronological order How-To perform all functions in NNSW from what is NNSW to How-To declare your shipment ready for examination once arrived on border. All How-To videos are concise, not exceeding 7 minutes, but containing detailed description of what you need to do. NNSW enables a contactless, cashless and paperless trade environment. This will reduce the time and cost of doing business for Nepal trader and enable him/her to compete in global markets. Please Like, Share and Subscribe to our Channel for up-to-date information and Announcements

01/04/2021 Inspection model for Border Regulatory Agencies is enabled thru NNSW

A key role of border agencies such as DFTQC, PQPMC, and DLS is to inspect shipments arriving or departing Nepal. The inspection is to ensure that shipments are compliant with the pre-approved licenses granted by these agencies. The inspectors of these border agencies perform their duties by taking samples and/or inspecting full shipments. Inspectors then update the results on NNSW platform using specialized Inspection module. Once shipments pass the inspection phase, the trader can proceed to Customs to submit Declarations on ASYCUDA NECAS system. NNSW and NECAS are integrated to ensure that only approved shipments by border inspection agencies can be released by Customs.

05/03/2021 Dpt. of Livestock Services DLS actively operating thru NNSW

Department of Livestock Services (DLS), under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), the agency responsible for controlling the License for import / export of live animals, raw and unprocessed meat, biological animals, eggs, vaccines, animal feeds, semen, and embryo. They are also responsible for the implementation of existing laws and by-laws to prevent the entry of exotic diseases through importation of livestock, livestock products and livestock production materials. NNSW will assist DLS to carry out its mission by providing its community with a platform to apply electronically for import licenses LPCOs. DLS staff will review applications and approve/reject/query the applications. NNSW will enable DLS management to monitor efficiency, speed and accuracy of its staff and ensure prompt response to applications

01/03/2021 Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre PQPMC actively operating thru NNSW

Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre (PQPMC), as a Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) has been established to; ● Regulate the potential risk on plant health arising from the international trade of plants and plant products, and, ● Regulate the import, distribution, use and management of pesticides used for the management of the plant pests on different plants and plant products on the field and their post-harvest stage. PQPMC acquired membership of International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in 2006 and is the Agency responsible for controlling the import / export of plants, plant products and biological control agents, beneficial organisms such as soil, moss and pit. NNSW will assist PQPMC to carry out its mission by providing its community with a platform to apply electronically for import licenses LPCOs. PQPMC staff will review applications and approve/reject/query the applications. NNSW will enable PQPMC management to monitor efficiency, speed and accuracy of its staff and ensure prompt response to applications

14/02/2021 NNSW Team visit Birgunj Border agencies for sensitization and Training

PIU and NNSW team organized a sensitization and training mission to Birgunj Border office with neighboring India. Birgunj is considered as major trade corridor between India and Nepal. The team visited Customs office, DFTQC, PQPMC, DLS inspection offices and provided brief and training on NNSW operations. In addition to government staff the Team met with representatives of the trade and customs clearance community for same purpose.

02/02/2021 Dpt. Food Technology DFTQC actively operating thru NNSW

Department of Food Technology and Quality Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) is the agency responsible for controlling the LPCO for import of food and feed products. The main aim is to ensure and enhance the quality and safety of food and feed products in the country. Further, the department has a paramount role in augmenting appropriate food processing and post-harvest techniques to promote agribusinesses. NNSW will assist DFTQC to carry out its mission by providing its community with a platform to apply electronically for import licenses LPCOs. DFTQC staff will review applications and approve/reject/query the applications. NNSW will enable DFTQC management to monitor efficiency, speed and accuracy of its staff and ensure prompt response to applications

26/01/2021 NNSW Go Live Ceremony  at Kathmandu Himalaya Hotel

The Minister of Finance in the presence of executives of participating government agencies in NNSW and representatives of Private sector launched first operation in the NNSW. The go live ceremony coincided with celebration of WCO International Customs Day.

24/01/2021 Dpt. Of Customs signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with three Agencies to go live on NNSW

The Director General of Department of Customs signs three Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) for launching of NNSW operations with DG of Department of Food Technology DFTQC, DG of Department of Livestock (DLS), President of Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre (PQPMC). The MOU sets the roles and responsibilities for participating stakeholder agencies on NNSW platform.

21/12/2020 NNSW starts Training program for participating Agencies at Department of Customs HQ

NNSW Training center is COVID compliant and accommodates 20 Trainees with PCs and accessories. The center is equipped for Virtual and Physical Training sessions. The training and conference center will also be used for workshops for sensitization, intros, requirement collections and testing.

20/12/2020 NNSW starts delivering hardware and network connectivity to participating agencies

In accordance with project plan, NNSW will be deploying over 200 PCs, 60 Printers, 200 UPSs and 200 Desk/Chairs to governmental stakeholder sites across the country. In addition, these sites will be set up with internet connectivity upon need. The procurement and deployment was initiated by setting up three HQ sites in Kathmandu for DFTQC, PQPMC and DLS.

17/12/2020 NNSW Soft Launch Ceremony  at Mariotte Kathmandu

Customs Management in collaboration with NNSW team organized a soft launch ceremony and Mariotte Kathmandu announcing the Project to public though printed and visual media. The ceremony was hosted by DG Customs and included Ministry of Finance Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Revenue, Ministry of Industry Secretary of Commerce and Supplies, DG DFTQN, DG DLS, President PQPMC, in addition to participants from Private sector. The ceremony included demonstration of NNSW and its advantages to Nepal’s international trade sector.

14/12/2020 NNSW Team visits Fdrn. Of Handicraft Asscn. FHAN Annual Expo

FHAN is mandated by Government of Nepal to provide license (LPCO) to companies and individuals intending to export Nepalese original handicrafts and artisanal products. FHAN is a key stakeholder in NNSW and in accordance with plan; exporters will apply electronically to FHAN through NNSW to get approvals prior to export. FHAN officers will review the application and approve these applications or query the exporters on missing documents. NNSW team have worked closely with FHAN to design and set up the module in accordance with requirements. The visit to FHAN Expo 2020 highlighted the close relation FHAN management with NNSW Team

09/11/2020 Launch of NNSW Help Desk Centre at Department of Customs

NNSW Help desk is located in Department of Customs Head Quarters on ground floor. The Help desk office receives walk-in customs in addition e-mail, landline, mobile and website requests.

20/06/2020 WF donates medical supplies for COVID to Government of Nepal

In support of Government of Nepal effort to combat COVID-19 pandemic I the country and in appreciation of the support provided to WF for deployment of NNSW project; WF donated ventilation equipment, protective gear and other supplies. The donation was handed over by WF Nepal team to Ministry of Health

30/11/2019 Launch NNSW Project and start preparatory activities https://nnsw.gov.np/trade

NNSW project was launched with a Project Implementation team PIU from Customs, WF Experts and national team members. The portal was was launched with basic functionality. The portal contains a public access pat providing international trade community with one-stop for data and information related to Import and Export such as official exchange rates, national tariff, duty calculator, useful links, FAQ and other sensitization materials. The portal will be set up for transactional data once Agencies and LPCO module are configured.

26/05/2019 Nepal Govt signs Contract with Webb Fontaine for Nepal National Single Window NNSW

NNSW is a World Bank Funded Project, connecting over 40 government and private agencies with international trade community. The project core objective is to Design, Supply and Build National Single Window System in Nepal. [NIRTTP/PCO/DOC/NS/ICB-1]. NNSW is one of the initiatives that make up the World Bank sponsored Nepal India Regional Trade and Transport Project (NIRTTP). NNSW will simplify and lower cost of international trade operations and empower Nepal Trader to be competitive globally.