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Documents needed for import export customs clearance in Bangladesh

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Customs Clearance in Bangladesh

Customs Clearance Procedures for Import

 For release of goods from Customs, following documents need to be submitted along with the declaration for all types of imports:

  1. Letter of Credit (L/C).
  2. Proforma Invoice & Commercial Invoice
  3. Bill of Lading/ AWB/ Truck Receipt/ Railway Receipt
  4. Detail Packing List
  5. “Country of Origin” Certificate
  6. Insurance policy/cover note
  7. VAT/BIN Certificate

Following additional documents are required for different types of goods, such as:

  1. BDS standard will be mandatory for clearence of 55 items, and in case where no certificate from and accredited laboratory from the exporting country is available, a certificate from the BSTI is necessary, as per Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 26(28).
  2. Radioactivity test report from the concerned authority of the exporting country for food items (Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 16).
  3. Clearance certificate(s) from the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission for food items to the effect that the radioactivity level found in the imported food-stuff is within the acceptable limit (Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 16(9)).
  4. Pre-shipment Inspection test report for milk food products and powder milk, coal and hard coke, Break Acrylic (HS 39.15 and 3915.90), M.S. Billets (7207) and for items where the  value of a single item authorized for import by public sector agencies is Taka fifty lac or above.
  5. Approval letter of the Chief Inspector of Explosives of the Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources for import of explosives (Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 26(1)).
  6. Copy of intellectual property certificate (by the IPR holder of the exporting country)  in the case of import of branded goods registered under any law related to IP in Bangladesh

Once the duties and taxes are assessed by Customs, the importer (or his C&F agent) pays duties and taxes. On payment of duties and taxes assessed, Customs issues release order for clearance and after completion of port formalities, goods are cleared.

Customs Clearance Procedures for Export

 following documents are to be enclosed (for all export consignments) with the Bill of Export for customs clearance:

  1. Export L/C; if there is no export L/C, Export Contract or Purchase Order or Export Guarantee approved by the negotiating bank.
  2. Commercial invoice containing detailed deion of goods and signed by the exporter.
  3. Packing list containing quantity, weight and packing information.
  4. EXP form certified by Authorized Dealers (ADs) to ensure the realization of export proceeds.
  5. Certificate of Origin of export goods (issued by EPB or Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
  6. VAT registration certificate.
  7. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) issued by Income Tax Department under the NBR.

For some categories, product-wise additional certification/documents are necessary for export.

Some of them include:

1. ERC for jute, jute goods and tea.
2. Consignment wise export permit issued by the Bangladesh Tea Board for export of tea.
3. Approval of the Ministry of Industries in the case of export of Urea fertilizer produced in all factories except KAFCO.
4. ‘No objection certificate’ from the Ministry of Information in the case of export of entertainment programs, music, drama, films, documentary films etc. in the form of audio cassettes, video cassettes, CDs, DVDs etc.
5. Utilization Declaration for export of RMG under bonded warehouse or Utilization Permission for export of other goods under bonded warehouse.
6. Phytosanitary certificate for agricultural goods (such as vegetables, corns etc.) as per the requirement of the country of export (issued by the Plant Protection Wing of the Department of Agriculture Extension).
7. Quality control certificate in case of export of products for which such certificate is obligatory (e.g. quality control certificate by the Department of Fisheries is necessary as per the requirements of the country of destination for frozen fish).
8. NOC from the CCI&E and Bangladesh Bank to allow exports on a export-cum-import or returnable basis.
9. Bank guarantee equaling the value of goods to be exported on a export-cum-import or returnable basis.

For any kind of assistance just knock us.


Mr. Rashed

Madergonj Express Ltd.

A Leading C&F- Transport Agentin Bangladesh
Headquarters: Suite 5A, Level 05, Plot 03, Road 06, Sector 01, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
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