Export to Bangladesh:

Bangladesh import policy abolished the “negative list” and “restricted list” which was replaced by the “Control List” on July 1988. Foreign Trade is guided by the Import and the Export policy of the country.

*   Products prohibited for imports: In the Import Policy Order (IPO), 1997-2002 list of banned items has is: live swine, chicks except parent and grand parent stock, shrimps egg and shrimp fries, poppy seeds, ghas and Bhang, opium, tendu leaves, lard products, petroleum gas and other gaseous hydrocarbons, items including petroleum coke, petroleum betumin and petroleum oil residues, All isothiocyonate, insecticides, woven fabrics of silk or silk waste, hair of swine and yarn made thereof, horror comics, obscene and subversive literature including such pamphlets, posters, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, films, gramophone records, and audio and video cassette tapes containing matters likely to outrage the religious feeling and beliefs of any class of the citizens of Bangladesh.

 *  The essential documents are recommended:

Commercial invoice: Three copies of the commercial invoice are required. Two copies of the commercial invoice must accompany air cargo and parcel port shipment; additional copies should be sent to the consignee. The invoice must contain full particulars of the shipment, including names of buyer, and seller, quantities, weight, value of the goods per unit and all necessary charges to establish CIF value, shipping terms, shipping marks, country of origin unless a separate certificate of origin is required, and a statement that the goods are in accordance with the pro forma invoice. The invoice must be signed by the manufacturer or shipper;

Certificate of origin: Three copies, when required by the letter of credit, or the importer, should be provided on a general form sold by commercial printers. The certificate of origin must be certified by a recognised chamber of commerce;

Bill of lading: Three copies are required. A bill of lading customarily shows the name of the shipper, the name and address of the consignee, port of destination, description of goods, the listing of the freight and other charges, the number of bills of lading in the full set, and the date and the signature of the carrier’s official acknowledging receipt on board of the goods for shipment. The information should correspond with that shown on the invoices and the packages;

Packing list: Although not required, a packing list generally expedites clearance of shipment through customs, particularly when the shipment consists of items of different customs classifications or numerous small items.

HALAL Certificate: For all meat products (for more details about HALAL Certification visit HALAL section of the Irish Islamic Chamber of Commerce Website).