Bhutanese private companies awarded food safety license

A brewery and consumer goods company receives recognition that grants them access to international market The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) awarded Food Safety License to two Bhutanese private companies, which will now allow them to sell their products outside Bhutan. Zimdra Food Private Limited in Phuentsholing and Namgay Artisanal Beverages in Paro […]

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Bhutan gets first gene Xpert machine and mobile HTC van services

The first ever gene Xpert machine for HIV viral load testing and mobile HTC van services in the country was launched by the Ministry of Health (MOH) coinciding with the 18th National HIV/AIDS Commission meeting yesterday. The Gene Xpert will be installed in five major hospitals across the country. The services will be available in […]

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TOWARDS GREATER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MEDIA & JUDICIARY

In a recent first of its kind consultative workshop organized by the Bhutan National Law Institute and Journalists Association of Bhutan, members of the judiciary, and the media came together to seek answers and find solutions to questions mainly associated with judicial reporting and coverage. The workshop involved discussions on issues such as contempt of […]

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Tracking down fronting replete with challenges

Phuentsholing, the country’s commercial hub, is a hotspot for fronting. Since the majority of imports enter the country through the town, fronting in the city is as old as the businesses. Fronting is a practice where businesses are operated completely by a person in the name of another license holder. Fronting practices are rampant especially […]

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Bhutan issues a demarche, China yet to respond

Bhutan is yet to receive a response from China after it issued a demarche following the Chinese Army constructing a motor road inside Bhutanese territory. Speaking to Business Bhutan, the minister for foreign affairs, Damcho Dorji, said the government did not receive any response from the Chinese government and as of now there is no […]

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