This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through BLMIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoICE will keep notifying in future.

Notification – Trade and Industry Rules 2023

We are pleased to inform you that the Trade and Industry Rules, following a comprehensive review and deliberation, have been approved by the Cabinet. This development is a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to enhance and regulate trade and industrial activities in our country.

These rules have been formulated after extensive consultation with various stakeholders, and the invaluable input received from organizations such as the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). The concerns and recommendations put forth during these consultations were thoughtfully considered, and the rules have been drafted to strike a balance that ensures fairness, transparency, and progress in our trade and industry sectors.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all those who actively participated in this collaborative process, particularly the BCCI, for their constructive engagement. The Trade and Industry Rules will serve as a guiding framework for all economic activities in our region, and we are confident that they will contribute to the growth and prosperity of our nation.

We encourage all relevant parties to acquaint themselves with these rules and ensure their diligent implementation to benefit our economy and society as a whole.

For further details and access to the approved rules please follow:


Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to the advancement of our trade and industry sector