Anyone can Import any permissible item without any value and quantity restrictions and without obtaining any permission from any authority in Bangladesh but the Import Registration Certificate (IRC) 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 import certificate or import licence and the legal basis for this permission is found in Import Policy Order 2015-2018.
So finally, Import Registration Certificate (IRC) or import licence is a mandatory document for business entities who are desirous of importing raw material or any other special items to Bangladesh.
To get a commercial import license (IRC) the following document are highly required.
There are three types of applicants for IRC registration. Depending on the type of applicant, the required document varies. The following documents must be submitted.
Types of Applicant,
Before applying for a IRC certificate, being a member of a recognized Chamber or Trade Association is mandatory.
Basically, three types of Membership Certificate is accepted:
To get a membership certificate you have to apply the concerned Chamber of Commerce, Trade organization or Government- approved association with its prescribed way.
The certificate fee and required documents is fixed by the concerned Chamber or Trade Association
The importers have been classified into 6 (six) categories on the basis of their value ceiling of overall annual import. The initial category wise registration fees and annual renewal fees are as under:
|Value Ceiling of annual
|Above Tk. 5,00,00,000
Registration fee, the cost of pass-book and 15% VAT on Fee should be deposited under the head number: 1-1731-0001-1801at the Bangladesh Bank or Sonali Bank and three (3) copies of Treasury Challan shall be collected. (Sonali bank branches should be used only where Bangladesh Bank is not available). Collect and complete 3 copies of Chalan Form and pay the Schedule fee
It is highly required to renew import Registration Certificate (IRC License) every year. The renewal period is 1st July to 30 September of every year,
The application can be made online. In that case, first of all, the applicant must have to open an account and a scanned copy of the required documents can be submitted online. Please click here to sign up! https://olm.ccie.gov.bd/