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.

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General Notification on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPGs)

This is to notify all concerned that the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPGs) bottling Plant at Bongaigon, Assam supply LPG to the central region is temporarily shut down until May 31, 2024. The Petroleum Oil Lubricant (PoL) dealers have already been requested to lift the...

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PRESS RELEASE by Department of Trade

The 9th Commerce Secretary Level Meeting (CSLM) between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was convened from 24-25 April 2024, in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Ms. Tashi Wangmo, Secretary,...

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Joining of the New Director, Department of Trade, MoICE

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment in a simple Tendrel Ceremony welcomed Mr. Sonam Tshering Dorji as the Director of the Department of Trade on 18 April 2024, coinciding with the Auspicious day of Zhabdrung Kuchoe. Prior to his current appointment, he...

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Press Release by Department of Trade

The Department of Trade in collaboration with the Department of Tourism organized the ‘Bhutan Believe, Made in Bhutan and Grown in Bhutan’ event on 26 December 2023 at Brand Bhutan Store, CSI Throm in Changzamtog. The event graced by Hon’ble Secretary of Ministry of...

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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...

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PRESS RELEASE from Department of Trade

The Department of Trade, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment inaugurated the ‘Brand Bhutan Store’ at Changzamtog, Thimphu on 5 October 2023. The inaugural event was graced by Hon’ble Lyonpo Karma Dorji, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment, and Dr....

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