Bangladesh Bangladesh issues Notice to inform of obtaining permits for import and export of hazardous chemicals

Bangladesh issues Notice to inform of obtaining permits for import and export of hazardous chemicals

The Department of Environment (DOE) of Bangladesh issued a Notice on October 19, 2021, to widely inform the public about obtaining permits for import and export of hazardous chemicals included in Annex 1 of the Hazardous Waste and Ship Breaking Waste Management Rules 2021 enacted pursuant to Article 20 of the Bangladesh Environmental Protection Act, 1995. The Notice clearly states that the conditions for obtaining a permit are: 1. submission of a clearly written application with detailed information to the Director General of the DOE at the time of export and import and 2. payment of the permit fee and value-added tax at the time of application for the permit. When submitting an application, the documents required must be submitted along with the pay order, import registration certificate, letter of credit, trade permit, and, if applicable, environmental permit for chemical storage facilities and permits from the Department of Explosives and the Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense.

 

Permit fee and value-added tax (Unit: BDT)

Amount invested in imports and exports Permit fee

(To be paid by pay order to the Director General of the DOE)

Value-added tax of 15%

(To be paid by pay order to the Director General of the DOE)

100,000 to less than 500,000 1,500 225
500,000 to less than 1 million 3,000 450
1 million to less than 5 million 5,000 750
5 million to less than 10 million 10,000 1,500
10 million to less than 50 million 20,000 3,000
50 million to less than 200 million 40,000 6,000
200 million to less than 500 million 80,000 12,000
500 million to less than 1 billion 120,000 18,000
1 billion to less than 2 billion 200,000 30,000
2 billion to less than 5 billion 300,000 45,000
5 billion to less than 10 billion 400,000 60,000
More than 10 billion 500,000 75,000

The Notice and documents including import application form can be downloaded from the following URL (in Bengali).
https://doe.portal.gov.bd/site/page/19a5eaf3-fce3-45e7-bc55-e63c96dab330

For reference: