Government Bans Foreign Liquor Imports Into Nepal

Posted on October 26, 2022 in Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific

The Nepal government has banned a list of imports of 10 items, including liquor. This measure was employed to protect Nepal’s economy which is facing a crisis due in part to high imports and depleting forex reserves. Both the government and economists say that banning imports is only a short-term measure.
We discuss how improved alcohol policies, specifically alcohol taxation, can be a part of the long-term solution needed in Nepal to promote health and economic prosperity.

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