Bangladesh - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling/Marking Requirements

Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.

Last published date: 2021-09-17

Sellers should seek specific guidance from buyers.  Outer containers should bear the consignee’s name and port marks should be numbered according to the packing list, unless the contents are otherwise readily identifiable.  Outer containers weighing more than one ton must have the gross weight written on the top and two sides. 

All goods must show the country of origin in large indelible letters, preferably in English, on the label or container.

Imported goods (including containers) must not bear any words or inscriptions of a religious connotation, the use or disposal of which may injure the religious beliefs of any of Bangladesh’s citizens.  In addition, imported goods should not bear obscene pictures, writing, inscriptions, or visible representations. 

Drugs, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, insecticides, and chemicals are subject to special marking regulations.

Milk and baby food are subject to special regulations such as special marking or packaging requirements (e.g., a measuring spoon must be supplied in all containers of dehydrated baby food).  All food products must contain expiration dates on the packaging.

Pesticide containers must be labeled with the chemical contents and meet other specifications.  Containers must also indicate the manufacturer’s name, net weight, or quantity of contents and should bear a cautionary note with instructions for the safe handling and use of the product.