Standards and Conformity Certification now required for exports to Bangladesh

15 April 2016


The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, through the Ministry of Commerce, has issued an order regulating the import of regulated products to maintain quality, as per Bangladeshi Standards, of products entering in Bangladesh market.

  • Bangladesh Gazette Notification S.R.O NO. 28-Ain/2016 Dated 10/02/2016 was published under the power of Section 3(1) of Import and Exports (Control) Act, 1950.
  • Regulated shipments must be tested in an accredited laboratory and the test reports must be in compliance with the applicable Bangladesh standards (BDS)
  • A Certificate of Conformity confirms this compliance and expedites Customs clearance.

Regulated Products include, but are not limited to:

  •     Ceramics and Sanitary Ware
  •     Health and Beauty Products
  •     Papers
  •     Foods items including milk powder
  •     Switches and Plugs
  •     Construction materials
  •     Batteries

A full list of the regulated products can be found here.
Regulated Products, not accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity, may be subject to post landing examination and testing, resulting in a delay in clearance or potentially shipments being returned.  

Exporters of regulated products to Bangladesh can contact Chamber International to obtain more information on the programme and also apply for CoCs.

Contact our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or by email for further details.


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