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M/S Rumel Enterprise in all major ports in Bangladesh with its own Clearing & Forwarding license. It handles customs clearing and forwarding procedures of shipments of our valued customers.

Rumel Enterprise serves as your global customs clearance agent and partner, handling all administrative tasks and formalities for you while offering a wider range of comprehensive customs-related services. Our expertise and experience in the field of international customs clearance has allowed us to nurture excellent solid relationships with customs authorities across the globe.

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We provide the very best arrangements for your shipment and ensure that it complies with all local regulations and customs requirements.
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Our in-house technology also allows complete visibility throughout the supply chain to help speed up the entire customs clearance process.

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    Pro forma invoice is to be collected from the supplier with supplier’s & consignee’s addresses, goodss description, quantity, value, unit price/rate, H.S. code, total amount, etc. to be included.

    Supplier’s banking details-bank name, address, account number, telephone number, etc is to be provided.

    Consignee’s application to bank on leter-head pad (with the pro forma invoice and banking details).

    After the application, the bank will require Import Registration Certificate (IRC) to open the L/C. VAT Registration Certificate, TIN certificate, Trade License may be required by some banks in some cases.


    After the process is completed, the bank will require the amount equal to the L/C amount. After the deposit of the amount is made, L/C opening bank will ready the L/C and insurance papers. The L/C opening bank will inform the supplier’s bank. The L/C opening bank will send the papers to the supplier’s bank. Supplier’s bank will inform supplier about the receiving of the papers and ask them to ship the goods. The supplier will talk to a PSI company and will send the goods. Shipment arriving at port, the consignee needs to go to the bank and seek whether the documents (sent by the supplier and PSI company) have reached the bank. When the documents are collected from bank and submitted to Customs, the goods can be released.

    Customs Clearance Procedures for Import

    For imported goods into Bangladesh, shipping agents submit their manifest data (containing description of imported goods by ship) electronically to the Customs authority. In the case of import by truck (through land customs stations), trucking company/driver submits IGM to the customs authority. Once the Import General Manifest (IGM) is submitted online (In the case of import by truck, manually), the nominated C&F Agent (or the importer himself) completes the goods declaration (popularly known as Bill of Entry or B/E) from their own premises and submits the goods declaration to Customs systems through ASYCUDA World. The declaration or B/E has to be made in a specific format, known as Single Administrative Document (SAD).

    The Prescribed Bill of Entry and Bill of Export Form Order, 2001 issued by the NBR outlines the documentary submission requirements. For release of goods from Customs, following documents need to be submitted along with the declaration for all types of imports:

    1. The following documents are needed for Customs clearance:
      • Letter of Authorization
      • Bank NOC
      • Original Bill of Lading (B/L) Or Master Air Way Bill Certified by Bank
      • Original Invoice Certified by Bank
      • Original Packing List Certified by Bank
      • Original L/C
      • Original LCA
      • Original Bill of Exchange
      • Proforma Invoice Certified by Bank
      • Original/ Copy of Importer VAT Registration Certificate
      • Catalogue/Photograph Etc.
      • Original Country of Origin Certificate
      • VBF6 A Form
      • Annex 9 Form
      • Original Insurance Cover Note with Policy
      • Insurance Money receipt
      • Bill of Entry Signed by the Consignee’s Signing Authority (as LCA Form Signature & Sealed)

    Following additional documents are required for different types of goods, such as:

    •  BDS standard will be mandatory for clearence of 55 items, and in case where no certificate from and accredited laboratory from the exporting country is available, a certificate from the BSTI is necessary, as per Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 26(28).
    •  Radioactivity test report from the concerned authority of the exporting country for food items (Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 16).
    •  Clearance certificate(s) from the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission for food items to the effect that the radioactivity level found in the imported food-stuff is within the acceptable limit (Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 16(9)).
    •  Pre-shipment Inspection test report for milk food products and powder milk, coal and hard coke, Break Acrylic (HS 39.15 and 3915.90), M.S. Billets (7207) and for items where the  value of a single item authorized for import by public sector agencies is Taka fifty lac or above.
    •  Approval letter of the Chief Inspector of Explosives of the Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources for import of explosives (Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 26(1)).
    • Copy of intellectual property certificate (by the IPR holder of the exporting country)  in the case of import of branded goods registered under any law related to IP in Bangladesh [Para 5(6)(c) of Import Policy Order, 2015-18]

    Once the duties and taxes are assessed by Customs, the importer (or his C&F agent) pays duties and taxes. On payment of duties and taxes assessed, Customs issues release order for clearance and after completion of port formalities, goods are cleared.

    Samples valued up to US $100 and weighing up to 5 kg is cleared (through manual system) same-day (in Dhaka Air freight) if the consignee authorizes duty and tax to be billed to the shipper on the Air Waybill. Samples valued over US $100 and weighing more than 5 kg will require formal clearance through ASYCUDA WORLD system.

    It is to be noted that for the customs clearance of imported animals, plants and plant products, quarantine conditions (such as certification from quarantine department, fumigation etc.) shall have to be observed. As per Import Policy Order, 2015-2018 Para 26(60), fumigation is mandatory in case of import of raw cotton produced and packed in Western Hemisphere.

    If an import consignment is not cleared within 21 days (of the date of unloading at a Customs airport) or 30 days (of the date of unloading at a customs-port or a land customs station or customs-inland container depot), or within the extended time as the appropriate officer may allow, the consignment may be disposed of through auction [Section 82 of the Customs Act 1969].

    In cases, where it is not possible immediately to assess customs duty that may be payable on any imported goods for the reason that the goods require chemical or other test or a further enquiry for purposes of assessment, or that all the documents or complete documents or full information pertaining to those goods have not been furnished, Customs authority may assess the consignment provisionally. In such cases, the importer (except goods entered for warehousing) needs to furnish unconditional bank guarantee/security deposit of an amount (as deemed sufficient by Customs) from a scheduled bank for the payment of the excess amount of duty that may be payable after the final assessment. In this case, the final assessment has to be completed within a period of 120 working days from the date of provisional assessment.

    Customs Clearance Procedures for Export

    Section 131 of the Customs Act, 1969 requires clearance of Customs for export. According to section 131, goods shall not be allowed to load/stuff in containers or ship for export unless an export declaration (known as Bill of Export/Shipping Bill) is submitted to Customs in a prescribed format, and the same is approved by the Customs authority. Description of goods, value, name of exporters, name of foreign buyers/importers, and name of transport operators are specified in the declaration.

    According to the Prescribed Bill of Entry and Bill of Export Form Order, 2001 issued by the NBR, following documents are to be enclosed (for all export consignments) with the Bill of Export for customs clearance:

    1. Export L/C; if there is no export L/C, Export Contract or Purchase Order or Export Guarantee approved by the negotiating bank.
    2. Commercial invoice containing detailed description of goods and signed by the exporter.
    3. Packing list containing quantity, weight and packing information.
    4. EXP form certified by Authorized Dealers (ADs) to ensure the realization of export proceeds.
    5. Certificate of Origin of export goods (issued by EPB or Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
    6. VAT registration certificate.
    7. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) issued by Income Tax Department under the NBR.

    For some categories, product-wise additional certification/documents are necessary for export.

    Some of them include:

    1. ERC for jute, jute goods and tea.
    2. Consignment wise export permit issued by the Bangladesh Tea Board for export of tea.
    3. Approval of the Ministry of Industries in the case of export of Urea fertilizer produced in all factories except KAFCO.
    4. ‘No objection certificate’ from the Ministry of Information in the case of export of entertainment programs, music, drama, films, documentary films etc. in the form of audio cassettes, video cassettes, CDs, DVDs etc.
    5. Utilization Declaration for export of RMG under bonded warehouse or Utilization Permission for export of other goods under bonded warehouse.
    6. Phytosanitary certificate for agricultural goods (such as vegetables, corns etc.) as per the requirement of the country of export (issued by the Plant Protection Wing of the Department of Agriculture Extension).
    7. Quality control certificate in case of export of products for which such certificate is obligatory (e.g. quality control certificate by the Department of Fisheries is necessary as per the requirements of the country of destination for frozen fish).
    8. NOC from the CCI&E and Bangladesh Bank to allow exports on a export-cum-import or returnable basis.
    9. Bank guarantee equaling the value of goods to be exported on a export-cum-import or returnable basis.

    Once the export declaration is approved by the Customs authority after documentary check and physical verification of export consignments, exportable goods are loaded into containers and stuffed into the ship/aircraft/truck. Export is complete once the ship/truck/airlines leaves the port, and customs officer in charge (PO-on-Board/gate division officer in charge) signs on the back of the 2nd copy of the shipping bill (as ‘shipped on board’). It is to be noted that where goods are loaded into containers at the private ICDs/exporters’ premises, gate division officer may check the goods before it proceeds to the port area.





    Supplier can be asked to send the goods (supplier will send the goods directly to the consignee). Supplier can send the goods without L/C and PSI. But in the invoice and in the packing list, Import-on-Returnable-Basis must be mentioned. Import-cum-Export permit needs to be collected from CCI& E. This permit along with the CCI&E certified documents needs to be submitted to Customs.

    Customs will Assess the goods. And a bank guarantee, equal to the Customs duty and taxes on Assessable Value, needs to be submitted. After submitting the bank guarantee, goods can be released. After finishing the work, the goods need to be re-exported within the validity date of the Import-cum-Export permit and bank guarantee. After submitting the re-export papers to Customs, bank guarantee can be released.


    In this case, the invoice and packing list of the goods needs to be readied and application is to be submitted to CCI&E on the consignee’s letter-head pad along with the invoice and the packing list for the Export-cum-Import permission. With the same, bank guarantee equal to the invoice value is to be submitted to CCI&E. After receiving CCI&E permission, Bangladesh Bank permission needs to be obtained. Then the documents need to be submitted to Customs and the goods can be shipped.

    After repair, when the goods will be returned, they (the goods) need to be released with the import documents on the basis of the previous export documents. After submitting the documents, the goods can be released from Customs. When the documents related to the release of the goods is submitted to CCI&E, the bank guarantee submitted to CC&E previously can be released.

    Note: The above documents need to sealed & signed by the concerned signing  authority. To clear the shipment against shipping guarantee, please contact shipping line. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

    After the shipment arrives at port, the bank certified above documents are collected from the consignee. The complete set of documents with a filled up Bill of Entry is submitted at Customs. After submission of the Bill of Entry, the consignment goes through the Customs Examination. After getting the Examination report, the papers are submitted for Customs Assessment for calculation of duty and taxes. After the receiving the duty and tax figure, the consignee is informed for paying the Customs duty and taxes. After receiving the payment from the consignee, the amount of the duty and tax is deposited at the bank Then the release order issued from Customs is received. Then it needs to go to the warehouse authority with the release order and pay the warehouse charge. And finally the good are released from the warehouse and handed over to the consignee.


    Shipper reports the details of the Forwarder/Consolidator. Forwarder/Consolidator obtains the booking note for the CFS or CY Loading (as the case may be) from the carrier and endorse this booking note to the shipper and/ or his clearing and forwarding (C&F) agent.

    EBZ Corporation (C&F Agent) picks up the goods from the shipper warehouse and delivers to the port.

    EBZ Corporation submits the shipping bill and other documents to the custom authorities for appraisement/custom examination and allow loading permission which consume approximately one working day.

    After examination and allowing of loading permission from customs and after obtaining customs paper from C&F agent of the shipment, we supervise the stuffing of cargo into the containers and loading of the container on-board the vessel through shipping company.

    We obtain the B/L from the carrier and issue the House Bill of Lading to the shipper and send the required documents to destination.If a shipment arrives late at the port or for any reason is left back and miss the target feeder vessel and as a result, the buyer want the cargo to be air freighted which the cargo is already at the seaport, it normally takes 7/8 days for cancellation of the shipping bill and removal of cargo from the seaport or movement of cargo from seaport to airport under customs escort and under the same shipping bill.3/4 days prior to the arrival of vessel at the port, the vessel is allotted an EGM (Export General Manifest) numbered by the port authorities. Without this EGM number the shipping bill cannot be filed with the customs.On the basis of the EGM number allotted to the vessel each shipping line files a manifest with the customs together with the copies of notice receipt to get the fourth copy of shipping bill endorsed by customs This fourth copy of shipping bill duly endorsed by customs is mandatory to obtain the export visa for quota merchandise from EPB (Export Promotion Bureau).If the cargo misses the target vessel and needs to move on to the next available vessel, the procedure consumes one working day to amend the vessel name in custom papers






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