International Liaison & Branch Formation

Liaison office acts as a channel of communication between the principal place of business or head office and entities in Bangladesh. Liaison office cannot undertake any commercial activity directly or indirectly and cannot, therefore, earn any income in Bangladesh.

Its role is limited to collecting information about possible market opportunities and providing information about the company and its products to prospective Bangladeshi customers. It can promote export/import from/to Bangladesh and also facilitate technical/financial collaboration between parent company and local companies.

Approval for establishing a liaison office in Bangladesh is granted by Board of Investment (BOI) & Central Bank of Bangladesh (BB).

Foreign companies engaged in manufacturing and trading activities abroad are allowed to set up Branch Offices in Bangladesh for the following purposes:

Export/Import of goods

Rendering professional or consultancy services

Carrying out research work, in which the parent company is engaged.

Promoting technical or financial collaborations between Bangladeshi companies and parent or overseas group company.

Representing the parent company in Bangladesh and acting as buying/selling agents.

Rendering services in Information Technology and development of software in Bangladesh.

Rendering technical support to the products supplied by the parent/ group companies.

Foreign airline/shipping Company.

A branch office is not allowed to carry out manufacturing activities on its own but is permitted to subcontract these to a Bangladeshi manufacturer. Branch Offices established with the approval of BOI / BB may remit outside profit of the branch, net of applicable taxes and subject to BOI / BB guidelines Permission for setting up branch offices is granted by Board of Investment (BOI) and Central Bank of Bangladesh (BB). For more information please Contact us.