This is mandatory for business entities who are desirous of importing raw material or other special items to Bangladesh. A valid IRC is a must unless not exempted in the Importers, Exporters and Indentors (Registration) Order, 1981. However, the requirement of IRC is exempted in following two cases:
1) LC for import of capital machinery and initial spares for setting up new industrial unit may be allowed without IRC (ref. Import Policy Order, 2015-18)
2) individuals or institutions may import permissible items valued up to 7000.00 USD for their own use under cash foreign exchange without IRC (ref. Import Policy Order, 2015-18)
It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
An amount of USD 100.00 for each shipment is penalized as DGR charge by Bangladesh government if DGR identification is not mentioned on the Master Airway Bill.
Mentioned below but not limited to:-
1. Weight: Difference of weight declared in AWB manifest against actual weight measured during Customs assessment.
2. Product declaration or description: Non-documents declared as documents, improper descriptions such as samples, gifts, or product model/composition rather than description of product.
3. Value: Declared value currency is preferred to be in US$ and must be indicated in invoice for non-document shipments. Zero dollar value for non-documents are not acceptable.
Amendments are accepted by customs on the value or address corrections and for that the below is required. But note, Bangladesh customs reserves the right to accept such amendments and requires several Government approvals and payments as advised by the customs based on the merit of the commodity.
1.Letter from the Shipper to Bangladesh customs requesting for change with the correct information.
2.Letter for UPS origin to Bangladesh customs requesting the same.
3.Since, Bangladesh Customs ASYCUDA is updated by the Airlines from the Origin, in some cases the origin Airlines might have to provide the same letter.
4.In case of Address correction, a NOC (Notification of Change) is required from the Consignee to whose name the consignment first arrived in Bangladesh.
VAT is a mandatory for B2B (business-to-business) shipments, it is necessary that the shippers are consigning the goods to the correct receiver and provide the required information (company field should have the correct company name, and the address field should have the correct address).
For remote areas, postcards are sent to inform the consignee of the shipment's arrival.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Bangladesh. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
Invoices must contain the following information:
Certificates for chemicals must accompany invoices.
The consignee's telephone number must appear on the invoice.
Paperless Invoice - Exports
UPS Paperless Invoice is available for small package exports from this country or territory.
The destination country or territory considers the following items as document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet those criteria to be considered a document shipment.
Invitation letter weight limit: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs), contain documents only.
Note: Financial instruments falls under Money laundering act according to Bangladesh Government regulation and needs to maintain proper channel (eg. Banks) to avoid legal issues.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Bangladesh.
Alternative arrangements are in place, but expect transit delays if the normal planned flow of the package is via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Time in Transit may be extended due to solution found.
Saturday Delivery Available: Yes
Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.
The whole process will take approximately 4 to 7 days from Import to Delivery within BEPZ.
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