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License types & Government Permits


Licenses, Permits, and Certificates list

We have listed below the most commonly required licenses, approvals, permits, and certificates for conducting businesses in Bangladesh. Please be aware that there may be additional licenses, approvals, and permits not included in this list.

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

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Frequently asked questions about our legal services

1. How does your firm help clients navigate the complex licensing and permit requirements in Bangladesh?

Our team of experienced lawyers and legal consultants specialises in guiding clients through the process of obtaining licenses, permits, and certificates required to conduct business in Bangladesh. We offer comprehensive analysis and support, ensuring that all necessary documentation is in place and that clients are compliant with relevant government regulations.

4. How do you help clients with intellectual property matters, such as copyright, trademark, patent, and design registrations?

Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in intellectual property laws and can assist clients with the registration of copyrights, trademarks, patents, and designs. We work closely with the relevant government departments, such as the Copyright Office and the Department of Patents, Designs & Trademarks (DPDT), to ensure that our clients' intellectual property is properly registered and protected.

2. Can your firm assist with obtaining specialised permits such as Explosives Licenses or Acid Licenses?

Yes, our legal experts have experience in handling various specialised permits, including Explosives Licenses and Acid Licenses. We work closely with the relevant government agencies to ensure that all safety standards and requirements are met, minimizing the risk of legal complications.

5. What services do you offer for clients seeking environmental clearance and compliance for their business operations?

Our firm assists clients in obtaining Environmental Clearance Certificates from the Department of Environment (DOE) and ensures that their business operations adhere to relevant environmental regulations. We provide guidance on required documentation, help prepare Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), and work with the DOE to secure the necessary clearances.

3. What role does your firm play in facilitating Foreign Loan Approvals for businesses in Bangladesh?

Our legal experts work with clients to navigate the complex foreign loan approval process through the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA). We provide guidance on necessary documentation, coordinate with relevant parties, and monitor the progress of the application, ensuring a seamless experience for our clients.

6. Can your firm help businesses operating in Special Economic Zones or Export Processing Zones with their legal needs?

Yes, we have experience working with businesses operating in Special Economic Zones and Export Processing Zones. Our legal experts can provide tailored guidance on matters such as work permits for foreign nationals, bonded warehouse licenses, and other relevant permits and registrations. We collaborate with the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and other relevant authorities to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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