Kathmandu, Oct. 18 -- Nearly a year after the tax authority invited a global tender for excise duty stickers that landed in a legal dispute, the Inland Revenue Department has once again invited a global tender for the stickers.

The department issued a tender notice on October 14, asking all the eligible bidders of security printers for the printing, supply and delivery of excise stamps. Interested bidders have been told to submit bids by noon on November 29.

"The bids shall be opened in the presence of bidders' representatives who choose to attend at 4pm on November 29," the notice reads.

The tax authority has been reeling under a shortage of excise stickers for imported liquor and cigarettes after Perusahaan Umum Percetakan Uang Repub...