Kathmandu, July 29:
Nepalâ€™s export and import have been decreased in comparison to previous years. According to the data provided by Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (NEFFA), in 2006-07, Rs 59.07 billion worth goods were exported and Rs 197 billion imported.
Speaking at a programme organised here today by NEFFA on the occasion of 14th Cargo Day, Rameshwor K C, acting president of NEFFA said due to high ch-arges of cargo complex, the expenses are increasing.
â€œThough there is a need to increase the investment in the business, the conservative rules of customs are making it difficult for them to run company.â€
There is the need of private sector and government bodies to work jointly, Jaya Sivakoti, president of FCCAN said, adding that Nepal should be developed as a cargo transit point.
â€œDue to government apathy, it is on a downslide this year,â€ said Surendra Bir Malakar, president of Nepal Chamber of Commerce.