Nepal Regulatory Departments
The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) is based in Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal and has the following divisions:
There are five regional offices that are mainly engaged in food / feed quality control activities such as food inspection, sample collection, and analysis of samples as well as preparation of cases if violations of food / feed laws and food safety and quality are found. There are four customs laboratories (food quarantine labs) to monitor the quality of imported / exported food products.
The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) is the national standards body in Nepal. It is a government organization under the Ministry of Industry (MoI). It is also the national inquiry point / nodal point for the World Trade Organization (technical barriers to trade and non-tariff measures) and focal point for National Authority on Disarmament Affairs (NADA). The NBSM implements a product certification scheme. This is a voluntary scheme that assures quality of goods from Nepalese industries.
Functions, Duties and Responsibilities of NCS
For more information on regulatory departments and quality control laboratories’ contact details, please see the following links: