Licensing

Licensing

We’ve compiled a list of the most common licenses/approvals/permits/certificates available for doing business in Bangladesh. Please keep in mind that there are certain licenses/approvals/permits that aren’t included here.

Accounting Services

Branch Office

Whether you’re running a sole proprietorship, you’ll need to file as a Partnership or Company before applying for these licenses.

  • For Trade License, Applicable Government authority is All City Corporations, Municipalities & Union Parisads
  • For Tax Identification Number (TIN), Applicable Government authority is National Board of Revenue (NBR)
  • For VAT Registration, Applicable Government authority is National Board of Revenue (NBR)
  • For Import Registration Certificate (IRC) , Applicable Government authority is Office of the Chief Controller of Imports & Exports (CCI&E)
  • For Export Registration Certificate (ERC) , Applicable Government authority is Office of the Chief Controller of Imports & Exports (CCI&E)
  • For Ad-hoc IRC/ BIDA Recommendation / BIDA Suparishnama, Applicable Government authority is Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)
  • For Indenting Registration Certificate (IRC), Applicable Government authority is Office of the Chief Controller of Imports & Exports (CCI&E)
  • For Quality Certification Mark, Applicable Government authority is Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI)
  • For Approval of Factory Plan, Applicable Government authority is Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE)
  • For Certificate of Registration of Factories and Establishment, Applicable Government authority is Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE)
  • For Bonded Warehouse License, Applicable Government authority is Customs Bond Commissionerate (CBC)
  • For Explosives Licenses, Applicable Government authority is Department of Explosives
  • For Registration Certificate from Inspector of Boiler, Applicable Government authority is Office of the Chief Inspector of Boiler (CIOB)
  • For Environmental Clearance Certificate , Applicable Government authority is Department of Environment (DOE)
  • For Fire License , Applicable Government authority is Fire Service and Civil Defense (FS&CD)
  • For Acid License , Applicable Government authority is Deputy Commissioner (DC) of all Districts
  • For Construction Certificate, Applicable Government authority is RAJUK/CDA/KDA
  • For Registration Certificate of Designs, Applicable Government authority is Department of Patent, Design and Trade Marks (DPDT)
  • For Registration Certificate of Patent, Applicable Government authority is Department of Patent, Design and Trade Marks (DPDT)
  • For Trade Marks Registration, Applicable Government authority is Department of Patents, Designs & Trademarks (DPDT)
  • For Copyright Registration, Applicable Government authority is Copyright Office
  • For Project Registration with BIDA, Applicable Government authority is Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)
  • For Work Permit for Foreign Nationals, Applicable Government authority is BIDA and BEPZA
  • For Approval of Foreign Loan, Applicable Government authority is Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)