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How to get Export Registration Certificate (ERC) in Bangladesh?

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 licence.

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


Procedure of issuance of Import license in Bangladesh

Stage-01: Aplication 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 favour of the applicant.


Stage-03: Renewal of IRC

ERC is required to be renewed every year. The required documents are:
ERC and Passbook ( Original copy and Two set Photo Copy)
Renewal Application by the applicant
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

  1. Membership Certificate from recognized Chamber/Trade Association (Original)
  2. Valid Trade License (Original)
  3. eTIN Certificate
  4. VAT registration certificate
  5. Bank Certificate
  6. Memorandum and Articles of Association (in case of Limited Company)
  7. Certificate of Incorporation (in case of Limited Company)
  8. Partnership deed (in case of Partnership firm)
  9. Office rent deed
  10. Two copies Photograph of the applicant
  11. NID/Passport of the applicant
  12. Treasury Challan of the required fee deposited (Original)
  13. 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


Registration: Official Fee: 8000 + VAT 1200 = 9200
Renewal: Official Fee: 5000 + VAT 750 = 5750