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Import LC
General Characteristics
Import LC is used for import of goods from other countries. It could either be a sight LC (payable immediately) or deferred LC (payable at a specific date in the future).

Import LC is opened by the bank on behalf of its customer for the import of raw materials, capital machinery, consumer goods, food, chemicals, vehicles, etc. Margin is collected from the customer and kept in a separate account. On receipt of documents from the negotiating bank, payment is made by debiting the PAD account in the customer’s name for sight LCs or sending an acceptance, undertaking to pay at a later date (for usance LCs).
Facilities offered
When documents for sight LCs are presented for payment, PAD A/c is debited initially
Post Import Finance is provided to the importer in the form of LIM, LTR, Hire Purchase and Lease finance
Relation to Other Business Processes
On submission of import documents, payment is made to the negotiating bank by debiting PAD A/c (payment against documents) in the name of the customer
Further post import finance is allowed to the customer in the form of LIM (Loan against Imported Merchandise), LTR (Loan against Trust Receipt), Lease Finance and Hire Purchase
In the absence of original documents, shipping guarantee is issued for release of consignment from the port.
Documentation Requirements
Trade License
IRC (Import Registration Certificate)
ERC(Export Registration Certificate)
VAT Registration certificate
Bonded Warehouse License
Member Certificate issued by BGMEA/BKMEA
Approval of Textile Office
Registration of Export Promotion Bureau
Fire License
Memorandum of Articles of Association and Certificate of Incorporation (Applicable for Limited Company)
Rental contract & letter of Disclaimer from Building owner for rented factory
Application for opening of L/C
Original Export L/C / Contract received from Buyer’s Bank / Buyer
L/C Advising Letter
LCAF including HS Code
Indemnity(In Prescribed Form)
Proforma Invoice/ Indent
Updated CIB report
One set of charge document including Personal Guarantee of every director/ partner
Cover note of import related products (Money receipt with photocopy of DD/ Pay-order)
Fire Policy of factory
Form XII in case of limited/ Partnership company
Declaration of income tax of previous year
Credit report of the Supplier
NOC from previous Bank(if applicable)
Collateral security documents (if applicable)
Other documents/papers directed by Bangladesh Bank/CCI&E/Related office of Bangladesh Govt.
Charges, Commissions and Fees
Commission Name When applied
LC Advising Charges Advising the LC
LC Transfer fee Transferring the LC
SWIFT charges Advising & Transfer of LC, reminders for export proceeds, opening of LC
Document negotiation charges Negotiating the documents
Postage/DHL charges Sending the documents
Document collection charges Collecting the documents
LC Amendment commission Amendment of LC
LC Cancellation charges Cancellation of LC
Discrepancy Charges Informing discrepancies
Acceptance commission Acceptance of deferred LC
DD/PO commission Local payment
Stationery charges Opening Import LC
IRC renewal fee Renewal of IRC
Other charges Any time
LC opening commission Opening of LC
FCC Opening of LC & amendment
VAT Opening of LC & amendment & Local payment
Source Tax Export proceed realization
Handling charges Export proceed realization
Business Event
Import LC Opening (Sight/ Deferred- Foreign/ Local)
Import LC Amendment
Lodgement of Import Documents
Retirement of Import Documents
Cancellation of LC
Handling of Discrepant Documents
For any query please Contact at: Tel: (PABX) 9551614 FAX: 880-2-9564009 or e-mail us at [email protected]
Foreign Currency Rates
Currency Buying Selling
USD 81.00 82.50
EURO 86.15 90.80
GBP 99.70 104.70
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