Import Prohibited Goods List (Section 15; Customs Act, 1969)

(a)

counterfeit coin;

(b)

forged or counterfeit currency notes and any other counterfeit product;

(c)

any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation, figure, photograph, film or article, video or audio recording, CDs or recording on any other media;

(d)

goods having applied thereto a counterfeit trade mark within the meaning of the Penal Code (Act No. XLV of 1860), or a false trade description within the meaning of the ট্রেডমার্ক আইন, ২০০৯ (২০০৯ সনের ১৯ নং আইন) (Trademarks Act, 2009 (Act No. XIX of 2009));

(e)

goods made or produced outside Bangladesh and having applied thereto any name or trademark, being or purporting to be the name or trademark of any manufacturer, dealer or trader in Bangladesh unless-

 

(i) the name or trademark is, as to every application thereof, accompanied by a definite indication of the goods having been made or produced in a place outside Bangladesh; and

 

(ii) the country in which that place is situated is in that indication shown in letters as large and conspicuous as any letter in the name or trademark, and in the same language and character as the name or trademark;

(f)

piece-goods manufactured outside Bangladesh (such as are ordinarily sold by length or by the piece), unless the real length thereof in standard metres or other measurement for the time being applying in Bangladesh has been conspicuously stamped on each piece in Arabic numerals;

(g)

goods made or produced outside Bangladesh and intended for sale, and having applied thereto, a design in which copyright exists under the বাংলাদেশ পেটেন্ট আইন, ২০২২ (২০২২ সনের ৫ নং আইন) (Bangladesh Patents Act, 2022 (Act No. V of 2022)) and in respect of the class to which the goods belong and any fraudulent or obvious imitation of such design except when the application of such design has been made with the license or written consent of the registered proprietor of the design;

(h)

goods or items produced outside Bangladesh involving infringement of কপিরাইট আইন, ২০০০ (২০০০ সনের ২৮ নং আইন) (Copyright Act, 2000 (Act No. XVIII of 2000)) or infringement of layout design of integrated circuits that are intended for sale or use for commercial purposes within the territory of Bangladesh; and

(i)

Goods made or produced outside Bangladesh in violation of the provisions of ভৌগোলিক নির্দেশক পণ্য (নিবন্ধন ও সুরক্ষা) আইন, ২০১৩ (২০১৩ সনের ৫৪ নং আইন) (Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 2013 (Act No. LIV of 2013)) intended for sale or use for commercial purposes within the territory of Bangladesh.

 

Provided that the Government may, by an order in writing, condone, subject to such conditions, limitations or restrictions, if any, as it thinks fit to impose, any Classes of goods from the provision mentioned in sub-section (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h).



Import Prohibited Goods List (Annexure-1, Part-B; Import Policy Order 2021-24)

[Unless otherwise specified in the Import Policy Order 2021-24, the following goods shall not be imported]


(1)

Maps, charts, and geographical globes, that do not indicate the territory of Bangladesh in accordance with the maps published by the Bangladesh Survey Department;

(2)

Horror comics, obscene and subversive literature including such pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, posters, photographs, films, gramophone records and audio and video cassettes, tapes, etc;

(3)

Books, newspapers, periodicals, documents and other papers, posters, photographs, films, gramophone records, audio and video cassettes, tapes, etc. containing matters likely to hurt the religious beliefs and sentiments of any class of the citizens of Bangladesh;

(4)

Unless otherwise specified in this order, goods of secondary or sub-standard quality or below-standard or old, used, reconditioned goods or factory rejected or job-lot and stock-lot goods;

(5)

Reconditioned office equipment, photocopier, type-writer machine, telex, phone, fax, old computer, old computer accessories, old electronic goods;

(6)

Goods (including their containers) bearing any words or inscriptions of a religious connotation, the use of which or description may hurt the religious beliefs and sentiments of any class of the citizens of Bangladesh;

(7)

Goods (including their containers) bearing any obscene picture, writing inscription, or visible representation of a similar nature;

(8)

Unless or otherwise specified in this order, import of live swine and any item prepared from swine;

(9)

All kinds of industrial sludge and fertilizer and any other products produced from sludge;

(10)

Unless or otherwise specified in this order, all kinds of waste;

(11)

Horn up to 100-decibel capacity to control sound pollution under the Noise Pollution (Control) Rules, 2006;

(12)

Following chemical insecticides and industrial chemicals under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)–

 

aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin endrin, heptachlor, mirex, toxaphene, hexachlorobenzene, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB);

(13)

Machinery, parts, equipment, etc., used in gambling, including casinos;

(14)

Shrimps (all concerned HS codes of HS heading 03.06);

(15)

Poppy seeds and “Postadana” (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 12.07) (Postadana used as spices or otherwise);

(16)

Grass (Andropogen spp.) and Bhang (Cannabis sativa) (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 12.11);

(17)

Wine lees, Argole (all HS codes under HS heading 23.07);

(18)

Petroleum gas and other gaseous hydrocarbons (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 27.11) except Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Liquified Propane, and Butanes (which are part of LPG);

(19)

Import of all products including petroleum oil residues except petroleum coke and petroleum bitumen are prohibited (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 27.13);

(20)

Sodium Cyclamate (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 29.29);

(21)

Artificial mustard oil (allyl isothiocyanate) (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 29.30);

(22)

Polypropylene bags and polyethylene bags (all concerned HS codes under HS headings 39.23 and 63.05);

(23)

Chassis of three-wheeler vehicles (tempo, autorickshaw, etc.) with two-stroke engines (classifiable in HS code 8408.90 under HS heading 84.08);

(24)

Three-wheeler vehicles (tempo, autorickshaw, etc.) with two-stroke engines (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 87.03);

(25)

Gas syringes (all concerned HS codes under HS heading 90.18); and

(26)

Old or used motorcycles.