Traders (both exporters/importers) need to obtain an EXIM Code before pursuing a trade. The EXIM Code is issued by the Department of Customs. In order to obtain the EXIM Code, you will need to submit the following documents to the online portal at the Department of Customs website.
- Application form (downloaded from the website)
- Company/firm registration Certificate
- PAN Certificate
- VAT Certificate
- Special certificates (if required)
- Recommendation from the bank where the applicant has an account.
- Recent photograph
- Map of the enterprise
All documents must be scanned and deposited in the EXIM Portal in the Department of Customs website at: http://126.96.36.199:8484/ and a physical copy must be mailed/submitted to the Department of Customs. The applicant also needs to provide an NRS 300,000 cheque deposit issued by a Class A bank certified by Nepal Rastra Bank. The Code will be issued one week after the complete submission of the application.