Business/Trade License Service in Bangladesh

Getting a business/trade license in Bangladesh requires you to submit some crucial documents. Azuwa Resources offer a hassle-free business/trade license service in Bangladesh. We work with special care for foreign clients who wish to establish a business in Bangladesh.

Once a foreign company is registered to operate in Bangladesh, foreign investors need mandatory business licenses, permits & certificates to establish a business in Bangladesh. We at Azuwa Resources provide all sorts of legal services to acquire licenses. 

From the beginning of company incorporation to registration and through providing every service to acquire licensing our comprehensive help the foreign investors to function their business successfully. The following requirements are needed for foreign investors to operate in Bangladesh:

  • Environment Clearance Certificate

  • Fire License

  • Building Plan Approval

  • Manpower

  • Factory Setup License

  • Ministry Permission

  • BOI/ BEPZA

  • Company Registration

  • Trade License

  • Income Tax

  • Trade License

  • Income Tax

  • VAT license

  • Import/ export license

How to Get a Business License in Bangladesh

If you are thinking of starting a Representative office/Branch office in Bangladesh, a License is mandatory to operate in Bangladesh. To know the proper procedure of acquiring a license we can assist you with our expert skills to help your business flourish smoothly.

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  • Medical

  • Financial

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  • Global Screening

  • Extended Workforce Screening

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  • Drug & Health Screening

  • Candidate Experience

  • Employee Verification

  • Criminal Background check

  • Identity Check

  • Retail

  • Transportation

Proper procedure of acquiring a license

If you are thinking of starting a Representative office/Branch office in Bangladesh, a License is mandatory to operate in Bangladesh. To know the proper procedure of acquiring a license we can assist you with our expert skills to help your business flourish smoothly.

No foreign investors are allowed to start a business in Bangladesh without limited liability. Company incorporation is the first license to do business in Bangladesh as a mandatory requirement. Condition of registration for incorporation:

Private Limited Company Registration

No foreign investors are allowed to start a business in Bangladesh without limited liability. Company incorporation is the first license to do business in Bangladesh as a mandatory requirement. Condition of registration for incorporation :

  • Company Name

  • Registered Address

  • Minimum 2 partners needed

  • Copy of passport of shareholder and director.

  • Any amount of paid-up capital

  • 100% Foreign ownership is needed

  • Business Address  should be in a commercial building

  • A bank certificate is essential to register foreign ownership company

  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association

Trade License

For every business entity, managing trade license is required by the law of Bangladesh from City Corporation or local government office. Provide supporting papers:

  • Application form,

  • National ID Card of the entrepreneur;

  • Rent receipt or ownership proof;

  • Holding Tax payment receipt;

  • TIN certificate.

  • Passport size picture of the entrepreneur;

  • Declaration on non-judicial stamp paper;

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association;

  • Certificate of incorporation (if applicable);

  • Agreement of Partnership (if applicable);

  • Work Permit from BOI (if applicable);

  • Bank solvency certificate

License Application

Export/Import Certificate

Export/import certificate is to be obtained by investors who want to export/import goods.  The certificate has to be obtained from CCI&E under the Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh. It has to be renewed annually. Documents required :

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  • Company certified copies

  • TIN Certificate

  • Valid Trade License

  • Valid Tax and VAT license

  • Membership from the chamber of commerce

  • Treasury Challan

  • Partnership Deed

  • Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum, and Articles of Association

Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) Certificate

A foreigner entity trade owners are allowed to obtain a Tax Certificate(TIN) before new company registration in Bangladesh. TIN Certificate is a unique number fixed for each taxpayer such as individual or company, of Bangladesh provided by the NBR. 

Income Tax Ordinance (ITO), 1984 as amended up to July 2015 and Income Tax Rules 1984 are the prevailing laws of taxation in Bangladesh. Documents needed to obtain a TIN certificate are as follows:

  • Name of the applicant

  • Mobile phone number

  • Incorporation number of the company (if applicable)

  • Date of incorporation of the company (if applicable)

  • Trade License (if applicable)

  • National ID/Passport

Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration Certificate

VAT has become one of the most important sources of Revenue for the Government of Bangladesh. VAT Registration Certificate is provided by the NBR operating under the Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh.VAT Act 1991 & VAT Rules 1991 are the governing laws of VAT in Bangladesh. Required documents needed:

  • Trade License

  • TIN Certificate

  • IRC/ERC

  • List of invoice and stored product

  • Passport size photos

  • Deed of Agreement

  • Bank solvency certificate

  • BOI registration

  • Memorandum and Articles of Association

Fire License

To set up a factory and to ensure the safety of the establishment along with the workers engaged in the business, it is mandatory for buildings and business organizations to obtain a fire license that is issued by the Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) authority in service under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh. You need to provide the following papers:

  • Land/ building plana

  • Company registration certified copies and trade license

  • VAT and tax license

  • Fire materials/machinery purchase copies

  • Bank deposit

  • No objection certificate from the local authority

  • Clearance certificate from the FSCD office

  • Deposit slip/treasury challan.

Requisite Permission Required For Obtaining License

For obtaining a business license in Bangladesh there is some necessary permission that needs to be approved by the Government in Bangladesh. These are :

  • RAJUK/ Local building plan approval: To start a company or factory, RAJUK or local authority permission is required. Supporting papers are: Land ownership copies, No objection certificate to set up a factory and Pre-plan pass (architecture)
  • Factory Setup License: Factory Machine(s) purchase copies need to be provided to authorities to setup factory

  • Factory manpower permission:  Permission from the Government manpower department in certain areas is needed to set up a factory. All requisite papers need to be provided for approval.

  • Ministry or concern department permission as business category:

    As a prerequisite of business license in Bangladesh, some employers have to take no objection or other permission from concern department, for example, Telecommunication, Agriculture, Property developer, Chemical, Education, Transport, Health and so on.

  • BOI/BEPZA permission: Additional condition of business license in Bangladesh is BOI/ BEPZA permission. This permission is necessary for opening the branch/ representative office of the foreign parent company and work permit and/or business/ employment visa. For setting up a factory in income-tax-free areas BEPZA permission is required.