Export License

Export-Registration-Certificate

Anyone can Export any permissible item without any value and quantity restrictions and without obtaining any permission from any authority in Bangladesh but the Export Registration Certificate (ERC) or import license is needed for the import of the same.

In Bangladesh, the Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports (CCIE) which is an individual organization under the Ministry of Commerce issues this Export Certificate or Export license.

So finally, Export Registration Certificate (ERC) or export license is a mandatory document for business entities who are desirous of exporting any other special items from Bangladesh.

Export Registration Certificate (ERC)

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

Attested photocopy of valid Trade License
Attested photocopy of membership certificate from the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry or relevant Trade Association.
Original copy of Treasury Chalan
If a partnership business: Partnership Deed (certified attested copy)
If a limited company: (certified attested copies)
1. Certificate of Incorporation
2. Articles of Association
3. Memorandum of Association

(To facilitate verification of the submitted documents, applicants are requested to submit the original documents as well. The original copies of the documents will be returned at the completion of the process).

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PROCESS STEPS

Step 1: Collect ERC form from the office of Controller Import and Export.
Step 2: Deposit schedule fees at Bangladesh Bank or designated branches of Sonali Bank. Fees should be deposits under the head number: 1–1731–0001–1801 (Sonali bank branches should be used only where Bangladesh Bank is not available). Collect and complete 3 copies of the Chalan Form and pay the scheduled fee.

Category of CertificateInitial Registration FeeAnnual renewal fees
Export Registration Certificate (ERC)Tk. 11,500 (Include VAT)Tk. 8,050 (Include VAT)
Export Registration Certificate (Indenting Service)Tk. 57,500 (Include VAT)Tk. 28,750 (Include VAT)

Step 3: Submit the application form with recovery supporting documents

Attested a recent passport size photo of the applicant
Make copies of the complete application package for self
Submit application at the receipt room 3rd floor of CIE by 4 p.m.

Collect the application registration number.

Anyone can Export any permissible item without any value and quantity restrictions and without obtaining any permission from any authority in Bangladesh but the Export Registration Certificate (ERC) or import license is needed for the import of the same. In Bangladesh, the Office of the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports (CCIE) which is an individual organization under the Ministry of Commerce issues this Export certificate or Export license. So finally, Export Registration Certificate (ERC) or export license is a mandatory document for business entities who are desirous of exporting any other special items from Bangladesh.

The procedure of issuance of Import license in Bangladesh

Stage-01: Application Filing

Submit the application form along with the prescribed fee and to the Chief Controller of Imports & Exports (CCIE). Anyone can file the application for obtaining the export Registration Certificate (ERC) which is well known as Import License.

Stage-02: Receive the Certificate

After formalities checking the submitted documents, the office of the Chief Controller of Imports & Exports will issue the license in favor of the applicant.

Stage-03: Renewal of IRC

ERC is required to be renewed every year. The required documents are:
1. ERC and Passbook ( Original copy and Two set Photo Copy)
2. Renewal Application by the applicant
3. Treasury Challan of the annual renewal fee at Bangladesh Bank or Sonali Bank (Original copy and Two set Photo Copy)
The applicant is required to arrange the below-mentioned documents and deposit the annual renewal fee at Bangladesh Bank or Sonali Bank
**Official/Government Fees for Renewal is the same as below mentioned

Required Documents

Membership Certificate from recognized Chamber/Trade Association (Original)
Valid Trade License (Original)
eTIN Certificate
VAT registration certificate
Bank Certificate
Memorandum and Articles of Association (in case of Limited Company)
Certificate of Incorporation (in case of Limited Company)
Partnership deed (in case of Partnership firm)
Office rent deed
Two copies photograph of the applicant
NID/Passport of the applicant
Treasury Challan of the required fee deposited (Original)
Any other documents as required
Note: All documents are required 2 extra sets with duly attested by a First Class gazetted officer or Notary Public or First Class Magistrate

The documents required for issuance of ERC

Passport size photograph of the applicant
Valid Trade License
Valid Membership Certificate from a regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry or from relevant Trade Associations.
Citizenship Certificate of the applicant
Treasury Challan
TIN Certificate
Partnership Deed
Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum, and Articles of Association
Financial Solvency Certificate

Procedure

The applicant is required to collect the Form of IRC from the CCI&E office or CCI&E website and submit the filled-in form along with supporting documents to the Dispatch Section of CCI&E office. Registration fee and the cost of pass-book should be deposited at the Bangladesh Bank or Sonali Bank and three (3) copies of Treasury Challan shall be collected.

In order to receive the Import Registration Certificate, the applicant needs to submit the filled-in application form along with the listed supporting documents and Treasury Challan at CCI&E office

Time Limit

The estimated processing time for issuance of ERC is four to five working days.

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Renewal of ERC

IRC is required to be renewed every year. The required documents are:
1. Original copy of ERC and ERC Passbook
2. Treasury Challan
The applicant is required to arrange the above-mentioned documents and deposit the annual renewal fee at Bangladesh Bank or Sonali Bank

Time limit

The estimated processing time for the renewal of ERC is 4-5 working days.

Scheduled government fee : BDT 5,000

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Export license fee is Taka 7000 and renewal fee in the amount of Taka 5000.

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