The Bangladesh Trade Portal (BTP) is an official source of all regulatory information relevant to traders who wish to import goods into Bangladesh or export to other countries. The Ministry of Commerce of the Bangladesh Government has established the Portal in order to improve the predictability and transparency of the country’s trading laws and processes.

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Travellers Baggage Rules

Arriving in Bangladesh

If you are a traveller or passenger arriving at one of Bangladesh's international airports or border crossing you may bring into Bangladesh any personal belongings that do not exceed the amounts permitted. You are otherwise bound by all regulations and requirements concerning the import of foreign or Bangladesh currency, precious objects, archaeological and cultural objects and any other restricted or prohibited goods. You do not need to fill in a Customs declaration form and you can choose to walk through the green 'Nothing to Declare' channel.  If you have any goods in excess of the limits above or goods that are restricted or prohibited you should walk through the red 'Something to Declare' channel and declare the goods when questioned by the Customs officer.

Leaving Bangladesh

If you are a traveller or passenger leaving Bangladesh's international airports or border crossing you do not need to fulfil any specific Customs procedures unless you are intending to export goods that are subject to restrictions or prohibitions.  In this respect, you must comply with the normal regulations with regards to these categories of goods which are issued by the Ministry of Commerce. Please refer to the list of prohibited goods that require an export license to be obtained. If you are in any doubt report to the Customs authorities at the border.

Visit the webpage of Bangladesh Tourism Corporation for useful information.

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