In order to export from Bangladesh, each exporter must first obtain the Export Registration Certificate at the Chief Controller of Import and Export Regional Office. The exporter also needs to register with the Export Promotion Bureau and with the relevant Sector Association. Prior to this, the exporter needs to be in possession of some common documents such as Trade License, TIN Certificate, VAT Registration Certificate and Company’s Bank Account. The exporter is also required to have a contract with the buyer (importer in the destination country or his/her representative) based on which the goods will be produced and exported.
Some other licences and certificates are required for exportation depending on the product, the destination, and whether the consignment is shipped through airport or sea port.
Custom clearance is processed by the Clearing and Forwarding Agents (C&F) authorized by the Customs and the shipment is usually processed by the freight forwarders.
Find below the procedures listed by products and destination countries or regions.