ACTIVITIES DELEGATED TO REGIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY OFFICES: PLEASE PROCESS FOR APPROVAL AND LICENSING DIRECTLY WITH THE RESPECTIVE REGIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY OFFICE BASED ON YOUR BUSINESS LOCATION.
Sl# ACTIVITY Sector Clearance required/Not
1 Assembling of Solar, mobile phones, household electronics Not required
2 Astrological services Not required
3 Bill collection services Not required
4 Building repair and maintenance services (Plumbing, cleaning, electrical , mason, carpentry, painting, tank cleaning, fire hydrant, water and waste water treatment services) Not required
5 Catering services Not required
6 Cleaning services Not required
7 Desktop publishing Not required
8 Education and Tutorial services not involving land use change Not required
9 Event management Not required
10 Hiring of earth moving machineries and truck Not required
11 Knitwear Manufacturing Not required
12 Photo studio without developing and printing facilities Not required
13 Umbrella Repairs Not required
14 Wall décor services Not required
15 Dry cleaning services  Not required
16 Digital Photo Studio Not required
17 Research units Not required
18 Sculpture Not required
19 Weaving (power looms/hand looms) without dying and bleaching Not required
20 Wood carving Not required
21 Advertisment and marketing services Not required
22 Arts and Handicrafts (Art work and Embroidery) Not required
23 Assembling of computers Not required
24 Asset brokerage Not required
25 Barber shops Not required
26 Beauty parlors  Not required
27 Audio Visual production(not involving land use change) Not required
28 Cobbler / Cobbling Not required
29 Communication services (PCO, Fax, Photocopying services) Not required
30 Electronic / Electrical repair services Not required
31 Goods  Transport Not required
32 Gold and Black Smith Not required
33 Real estate services (not involving construction) Not required
34 Restaurants (not involving change in land use) Not required
35 Tailoring Not required
36 Parking fee collection Not required
37 Renting of Agricultural machinery and equipment Not required
38 Renting of Earth moving equipments and machinery for construction and civil engineering Not required
39 Repair of watches and clocks Not required
41 Booking Services (Transportation, Lodging and
Guidance)
Not required
42 Business brokerage activities other than real estate and insurance Not required
43 Business process outsourcing Not required
44 Carpooling and ridesharing serives Not required
45 Cold storage facilities (not involving construction) Not required
46 Consultancy services in information technology and system integrate (excluding IP Telephony) Not required
47 Data management including data entry works / Data processing services Not required
48 Gardening activities Not required
49 Graphic Designing Not required
50 Hiring of sound and light equipment service unit Not required
51 Installation of heating and air conditioning systems Not required
52 Insurance broker / agent Not required
53 Interior designing/decoration services (wall decor, laminated flooring, false ceiling, consultancy in interior designing, exterior designing, glass designing, corporate design..) not involving land use changes. Not required
54 Maintainance of OLTC in the transformer (not involving land use changes) Not required
55 Management and Operation of Business Incubation Center Not required
56 Manufacturing of Bhutanese Textile costumes and accessories Not required
57 Manufacturing of structural wooden goods(Doors/Windows Components wooden photo frames and joinery) Not required
58 Operation and maintenance of off-grid and on-grid system. Not required
59 Optic Fiber Installation,Repair & Maintenance Services (not involving land use changes) Not required
60 Production of LED light boards Not required
61 Pottery Not required
62 Renting of other machinery and equipment Not required
63 Repair and maintenance of computers and computer based systems (IT Office Solution Services, IT and Management service, IT Solution and Software Application, etc) Not required
64 Repair and Maintenance of Machine - Tools Not required
65 Repair of personal and household goods Not required
66 Sound recording studio Not required
67 Web based advertisement services Not required
68 Web Designing Not required
69 Internet café Not required
70 Delivery services (door to door delivery  and home delivery)  Not required
71 Vehicle GPS Tracking device services Not required
72 Hotel not involving land use changes (taking into account waste disposal) Not required.                                                                                             
73  Ticketing Services   Not required
75 Legal Services (Translation / Interpretation / writing legal documents only) Not required 
76 Manufacture of Organic Fertilizer

1)Technical clearance from the Department of Agriculture.                                                                               

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

77 Sawmill and Mobile Sawmill

1) Clearance from the Department of Forests and Park Services.                                                                                            

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

78 Furniture units (Moulded plastic furniture)

1) Environment clearance from the Environmental Unit/RTIO.                                                               

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

79 Automobile services (Workshop and water services)

1) Environmental clearance from Dzongkhag Environment Committee/ Thromde.                                                                                                          

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

80 Tourist standard Hotel / Restaurant/ Resort (taking into account waste disposal)

1) Recommendation letter from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.                                                               

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.                                                                                              

3) Environmental clearance if it falls out side four Thromde(Thimphu, Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar).

81 Maintenance and repair of motor cycles, scooters and three wheelers 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.                                                                                                 
82 Tour Operator and Travel Agents  1) Tour Operators / Travel Agents : Clearance from the Tourism Council of Bhutan. 
83 Textile production using dye

1) Environmental clearance from EU,DOI                                                                                                                  

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

84 Tiles production (Mosaic Tiles /Concrete tiles manufacturing

1)Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                               

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

85 Tyre Rethreading activities

1)Environmental clearance from EU,DOI                                                                                                          

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

86 Call centre

1)Technical clearance from Ministry of Information and Communication.                                                                                                

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

87 Potato chips production

1) Conditional Food Safety clearance from BAFRA .                                                                                       

2)  Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

88 Furniture units (wooden/steel/bamboo and cane) 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.                         
89 Delivery services ( for door to door delivery of LPG cylinder )  1) Approval from the Department of Trade
90 Consultancy Firms Based on type of consultancy services
91 Contract 1) Certificate from the Construction Development Board
92 Noodle production (excluding Instant Noodle production)

1) Conditional Food Safety clearance from BAFRA .                                                                                       

2)  Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

93 Training institutes not involving land use changes 1) Clearance from the Department of Occupational Standard, MoLHR
94 Vehicle rental service (car, motorcycles, bicycle rental service,renting of land transport equipment) 1) Clearance from Road Safety and Transport Authority
95 Manufacturing of Hand Made Paper  1) Clearance from the Department of Forest and Park Services 
96 Incense manufacturing Unit 1) Clearance from the Department of Forests and Park Services 
97 Designing and Production of Handicrafts  1) Clearance from the Department of Forests and Park Services 
98 Jari Production (Cottage and Small scale) 1) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA
99 Bakery/ Confectionary (Cottage and Small scale) 1) Conditional Food Safety License from  BAFRA
100 Home processed food (Cottage scale only) 1) Conditional Food Safety License from  BAFRA
101 Bean Sprout Production 1) Conditional Food Safety License from  BAFRA
102 Discotheque Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
103 Drayang Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
104 Karaoke Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
105 Live music Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
106 Performing troupe Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
107 Snooker Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
108 Video game Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
109 Cinema hall not involving land use changes Endorsed recommendation form for Issuance of license for establishment of places of entertainment from Entertainment Licensing Committee of Dzongkhag/Dungkhag/ Thromde 
110 Indoor games (not involving construction) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
111 Carpet production without using dye Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
112 Laundry Services Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
113 Paddy Cultivation (Commercial) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
114 Quilt Maker Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
115 Textile production without dye Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
116 Tyre and tube repair services Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
117 Printing services (Shirts, Banners, Mug, Plates, Clocks, Mouse pad) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
118 Upholstery Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
119 Waste collection services Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
120 Making of candles, tapers and similar products of wax Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
121 Cycle Repair Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
122 Photo studio without developing and printing facilities Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
123 Hostels, Guesthouses and Serviced Apartments not involving land use change Location clearnce from Dzongkhag/Thromde
124 Oil mill, Flour mill, Rice mill  Location clearnce from Dzongkhag/Thromde
125 Manufacturing of RCC bricks and pavement blocks 

1) Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                                        

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.                                                                                        

126 Manufacturing of hollow  blocks

1) Environmental clearance from Environmental Unit, Department of Industry.

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.         

127 Logging Technical clearance from  the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest
128 Clearing and Forwarding agents Technical clearance from the Department of Revenue and Customs
129 Security services Technical clearance from the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
130 Courier services Technical clearance from the Ministry of Information and Communication
131 Labour recruitment agency Technical clearance from the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources
132 Education consultancy and Placement firm / Career Education and Counseling Recommendation letter from the Ministry of Education
133 Taxi services Technical clearance from the Road Safety and Transport Authority
134 Passenger Transport(Schedule) Technical clearance from the Road Safety and Transport Authority
135 Foreign Exchange services (Authorised money changer) Technical clearance from Royal Monetary Authority
136 Carpet production using dye

1) Environmental clearance from EU,DOI                                                                                                                  

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

137 Fabrication activities

1) Environmental clearance from EU,DOI                                                                                                                  

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

For further information/ clarification contact at:

Regional Trade and Industry Office, Thimphu

02-325622/02-335123

Regional Trade and Industry Office, Phuentsholing

05-252320/05-252445

Regional Trade and Industry Office, Trongsa

03-521440/03-522123

Regional Trade and Industry Office, Mongar

04-641634 & dial extension number103/104

Regional Trade and Industry Office, Gelephu

06-251083

Regional Trade and Industry Office, Samdrup Jongkhar

07-251104/07-251690/07-251018

Business activities not delegated to Regional Trade and Industry Office for Approval: 
Applicant cannot apply online directly without Project Approval from the Department of Cottage and Small Industry.                                                                                                                                                                                             

***First put up your proposal to the Department of Cottage and Small Industry with a cover letter addressed to Director General for Project Approval for the following activities and any activities not mentioned in the Delegated and PSL OR not in Non delegated list.

SL# ACTIVITY NAME DOCUMENT REQUIREMENT
1 Corpse Transportation Services Not required
2 Installation Maintenance and dismantle of ropeways services Not required
3 Installation of heating and air conditioner system antennas elevators and escalators insulation orks(water, heater, sound) and sound proofing system Not required
4 Manufacturing of Toothpick 1)Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
5 Manufacture of Toilet Cleaning Products 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
6 Manufacturing of Footwear  1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                             
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde
7 Sports facilities such as Stadium, Gym, Sports club and fitness centre 1)Trained Certificate.                                                                                                             
2)Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde                                                              
3) Recommendation from Bhutan Football Federation for Football club
4) Yoga Services not required
8 Packaging/Bottling of essential oil and Perfume  1) Clearance from Department of Agriculture.                                                                             
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
9 Security Services 1) Clearance from Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs                                               
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde
10 Activities relating to organisation and operation of indoor / outdoor sports and sporting events 1) Clearance from the Bhutan Olympic Committee                                                                                    
2)  Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
11 Manufacturing of Herbal Tea/ cordycep tea 1) Conditional food safety license from BAFRA                                                                
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde                                                            
3) ***Environment clearance for Cottage and small scale industry is exempted provided the activity is as per the approved Local area plan / Industrial estate / Special economic zone with Environmental Clearance
12 Dehydrated fruits and vegetables chips production unit 1) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA.                                                                
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde. 
13 Manufacturing of texturised soya protein nuggets/granules / soya bean curd (Tofu) 1) Conditional food safety license fromBAFRA                                                                               
2)Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
14 Manufacturing of Animal feed

1) Environment clearance from NEC is exempted for cottage and small scale industry provided the activity is as per the approved Local area plan / Industrial Estate / Special economic zone with Environmental Clearance                                                                       

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

15 Manufacturing of Hume Pipes 1) Environment clearance from NEC.                                                                                           
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
16 Fire Extinguisher Refilling Services 1) Environment clearance from NEC.                                                                                       
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
17 Production, Prining and modeling of learning kits, souvenirs and home decors using 3D technology 1) Environmental  Clerance from NEC                                                                                           
2) Location Iclearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
18 Stone crushing Unit 1) Environmental clearance from Dzongkhag Environment Committee / Thromde.                                                                                                                     
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde.                                                           
3) Raw material confirmation letter from the Department of Forest and Park Services or NRDCL Head Office ( according to source of raw materials). Copy of quarry license if source of raw materials is from own quarry. 
19 Manufacturing of Dairy Products ( (Production of butter, cheese and other dairy products as secondary activity ) 1) Environmental clearance from Environment Unit, Department of Industry                                
2) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA                                                                       
3) Location clearnce from Dzongkhag/ Thromde
20 Micro Brewery

1) Environmental clearance from Environment Unit, Department of Industry.   

2) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA.                                                                 

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

21 Medical Services (Diagnostic Centers and X-Ray)

1) Environmental Clearance from Ministry of Health.                                                                    

2) Location Clearance from Dzongkhag /Thromde

22 Manufacturing of Disposable Syringes

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                           

2) Clearance from Ministry of Health                                                                                            

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

23 Production of Wood Charcoal 

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                           

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde                                                          

3) Clearance from the Department of Forest and Park Services/NRDCL 

24 Research Design and Development of Solar Hot Water System

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                         

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

26 uPVC fabrication, aluminum and glass fabrication

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                        

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

27 Manufacture of Architectural Products using Plaster of Paris

1) Environmental clearance from NEC   

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

28 Non -Alcoholic Beverages

1) Environmental clearance from NEC    

2) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA                                                                  

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

29 Manufacturing of electric incense burner

1) Environmental clearance from NEC .                                                                                      

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

30 Manufacturing of Ceramics product 

1) Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                          

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde.

31 Manufacture of other vegetables and animal oil & fats, n.e.c

1) Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                       

2) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA.                                                                        

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

32 Assembly of Electric Cars

1) Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                       

2) Recommendation letter from the Department of Renewable Energy, MoEA.  

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

33 Manufacturing of Round Bamboo Sticks

1) Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                     

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde.                                                                     

3) Clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services.

34 Manufacturing of Instant Noodles

1) Environmental clearance from NEC.        

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde.                                                               

3) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA.

35 Mineral Water Bottling Plant

1) Environmental Clearance from NECS                                                                                       

2)Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA   

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

36 Refining of Vegetable Oils 

1) Environmental clearance from the NEC                                                                         

2) Technical clearance from Department of Agriculture                                                                                         

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

37 Manufacturing of napkin/tissue paper/toilet paper

1) Environmental clearance is exempted for cottage and small scale industry (provided the activity is as per the approved Local Area Plan/Industrial Estate/ Special Economic Zone with Environmental Clearance).                                                                                    

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

38 Manufacturing of paper egg tray

1) Environmental clearance is exempted for cottage and small scale industry (provided the activity is as per the approved Local Area Plan/Industrial Estate/ Special Economic Zone with Environmental Clearance).                                                                                     

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

39 Production of Resin Souvenirs 

1) Environmental clearance National Environment Commision.                                                 

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde.                                                                 

3) Clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services.

40 Swimming Pool Facilities 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde
41 Manufacturing of Soaps 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde
42 Manufacturing of Chirata products (without claiming medicinal benefits)

1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde                                                            

2) Technical clearance from Department of Agriculture

43 Manufacturing/ Processing of edible nuts, areca nut, katha, processing and packaging of pan masala, flavoured and coloured supari

1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde                                                          

2) Conditional food safety license from BAFRA                                                                 

3) Environment clearance for Cottage and Small scale industry is exempted provided the activity is as per the approved Local area plan / Industrial estate / Special economic zone with Environmental Clearance

44 Manufacturing of Sanitary Pads/ Napkins 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde.
45 Manufacturing of Wood- based Educational Toys 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde 
46 Other sporting activities n.e.c.Sporting and other recreational activities 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
47 Manufacture of all types of textile garments and clothing accessories made of material not made in the same unit 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
48 Manufacturing of Chalk (Sun Drying/using Electrical Oven only) 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
49 Manufacturing of Detergent Powder 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
50 Manufacturing of Sawdust Briquette 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
51 Activities of Sauna and Steam bath, Spa/massage salon etc

1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde                                                                                  

2) Spa/Massage Therapy services: Trained certificate

52 Electronic Educational Resources and Teaching 1) Recommendation from the Ministry of Education 
53 Office to facilitate the treatment abroad (private patient) 1) Recommendation from the Ministry of Health
54 Domestic Employment Agent 1) Recommendation letter from the Department of Employment, MoLHR
55 River Rafting Services

1) Recommendation letter from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.                                                    

2) Clearance from the Ministry of Home and Culture Affairs.                                                           

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag.                                                                                      

4) Undertaking letter.

56 Authorized Private Money Lender 1) Registration certificate form RMA
57 Mushroom Farming

1) Technical clearance from Department of Agriculture                                                                               

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

58 Horticulture Farming

1) Technical clearance from Department of Agriculture                                                                         

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

59 Piggery Farming

1) Technical clearance from Department of Livestock                                                                                    

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

60 Fisheries

1) Technical clearance from Department of Livestock                                                                               

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

61 Raising Bees and Production of Honey

1) Technical clearance from Department of Livestock                                                                              

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde                                                                                                

3) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA

62 Dairy Farming

1) Technical clearance from Department of Livestock                                                                              

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

63 Poultry Farming

1) Technical clearance from Department of Livestock                                                                              

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

64 Operation of Asphalt Plant

1) Environmental clearance from Dzongkhag Environmental Committee                           

2) Location clearance from Dzomgkhag/Thromde 

65 Production of adhesive tape (celeotape) 1). Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                        
2). Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
66 Production of Lubricating Oils 1). Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                        
2). Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.
67 Manufacturing of Apple Cider Vinegar

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                    

2) Conditional Food Safety License from the BAFRA                                                        

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

68 Manufacturing of Sugar

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                    

2) Conditional Food Safety License from the BAFRA                                                        

3) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

69 Manufacturing of Asphalt Singles Roofing Tiles

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                   

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

70 Manufacturing of Cement products (Fibre Cement Sheets)

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                    

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

71 Manufacturing of corrugated galvainzed iron/colour sheet

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                   

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

72 Manufacturing of mattress, blankets and pillows

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                    

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

73 Manufacturing of metal corrugated/trapezoid roofing sheet

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                    

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

74 Manufacturing of Toughened Glass

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                                    

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

75 Manufacturing of elcetronic integrated circut and micro assemble

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                   

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag /Thromde

76 Assembling of Smart Irrigation Controller

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                   

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag /Thromde

77 Manufactruing of PPGI Roofing Sheets

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                   

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag /Thromde

78 Manufacture of reusable cloth diaper

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                   

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag /Thromde

79 Recycling of Waste Paper

1) Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                  

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag /Thromde

80 Grinding and processing of spices

1)  Environmental clearance from NEC           

2)  Technical clearance from the Department of Agriculture                                         

3) Conditional Food Safety License from the BAFRA                                                      

4) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

81 Production of Meat Sausage 1) Environmental clearance from the Department of Livestock                            
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde
3) Conditional Food Safety License from the BAFRA     
82 Manufacturing of face mask 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde
83 Meals without premises (Meals on wheels) 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde
2) Clerance from RSTA
3) Conditional Food Safety License from the BAFRA     
84 Manufacturing of Areca Nut Leaf Plates and Cups 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
85 Electronic massage services 1) Location Clearance from the Dzongkhag/Thromde                                                             
86 Agriculture/Integrated Agriculture Farming

1)  Technical clearance from Department of Agriculture.                                                  

2) Location clearance from  Dzongkhag/Thromde

87 Integrated Farming (Agriculture and Livestock
Mixed farming)

1)  Technical clearance from Department of Agriculture.                                                  

2) Technical clearance from Department of Livestock.                                                   

3) Location clearance from  Dzongkhag/ Thromde.

88 Rearing of Goats & Production of Milk

1) Technical clearance from Department of Livestock                                                                                 

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

89 Manufacturing of corrugated/carton boxes

1)Environment clearance from EU, Department of Industry, MoEA                                                                                                                                  

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

90 Assembling of cardboard/cardboard box sheets(cutting and sizing) 1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde
91 Manufacturing of Cement products 

1)Environment clearance from NEC.                                                                                            

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

92 Manufacturing of nails and binding wire

1)Environment clearance from NEC.                                                                                          

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

93 Manufacturing of Glass Fiber Reinforced concrete(GRC) Product

1)Environmental Clearance from NEC                                                                                             

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

94 Laser engraving etching and block making

1)Environmental Clearance from NEC                                                                                          

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde

95 Production of Leather Products

1)Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                       

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

96 Manufacturing of Wood Block Board

1)Environmental clearance from NEC                                                                                

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde                                                                               

3) Clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services

97 E-waste recycling (refilling & recycling toner cartridges)

1)Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                        

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

98 Manufacturing of wood briquettes

1)Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                       

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.

99 Manufacturing of Stationery paper

1)Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

100 Manufacture of wall putty

1)Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                               

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

101 Manufacturing of Pickles

1) Conditional food safety license from BAFRA                                                                           

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde                                                             

3) Environment Clearance from NEC

102 Manufacturing of unassembled wood flooring including parquet flooring and panels 1) Environmental Clearance from EU, DOI
2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/ Thromde
103 Production of packaged snacks food 1) Environmental Clearance from NEC
2) Location Clearance  from Dzongkhag/Thromde
3) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA
104 Production of Soya meat  1) Environmental Clearance from NEC
2) Location Clearance  from Dzongkhag/Thromde
3) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA
105 Processing and Packaging of Coffee Bean 1) Environmental Clearance from NEC
2) Location Clearance  from Dzongkhag/Thromde
3) Conditional Food Safety License from BAFRA
106 Manufacturing of Pencil 

1) Environmental clearance from NEC.                                                                                        

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde

107 Manufacture of other wooden containers and products made entirely or mainly of cane, rattan, bamboo, willow, fibres, leaves and grass 

1) Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde                                                              

2) Clearance from the Department of Forest and Park Services.

108 Making of Religious statues in Bronze, Copper, Brass, Carving, Casting

1)Location clearance from Dzongkhag/Thromde.                                                            

2) Environmental clearance from NECS (if not using indigenous and local materials for cottage and small scale)

109 Nursery

Nursery / Floriculture/ Production of seeds and sapling:                                                       

1)Technical clearance from Department of Agriculture                                                                            

2) Location Clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde                                                                   Production of tree sapling:                                                                                                                               

1) Technical clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services                                                                                          

2) Location clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

     

For further information/ clarification contact at  02-325627/332741(PABX)

APPROACH DZONGKHAG PRIORITY SECTOR LENDING COMMITTEE FOR PROCESSING BUSINESS PROPOSAL. LICENSE IS ISSUED BY CONCERNED REGIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY OFFICES

1

Agricultural Crops

Clearances

Remarks

1.1

Cereals: rice, buckwheat, maize and quinoa

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

Environment Clearance (EC) exempted for Organic farming

1.2

Oil seed crops (sunflower, mustard, groundnut and soya beans)

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

1.3

Horticulture

 

1.3.1.1

Vegetables: Chili, onion, tomatoes, beans, cauliflower, asparagus, peas, broccoli and carrots

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

1.3.1.2

Fruits and Nuts: Apple, Pearpersimmon, avocado, kiwi, litchi, banana, passion fruits, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, dragon fruit, pineapple, walnut, pecan and mangoes

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

1.3.1.3

Floriculture

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

1.3.1.4

Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs): Cardamom, ginger, turmeric, herbs, garlic

1. Clearance from Department of Agriculture

2.location clearance          

3. EC exempted for not involving use of GMOs and LMOs

1.3.1.5

Mushrooms: Shiitake and oyster

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

1.4

Legumes and pulses: kidney beans, peas and lentils

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

1.5

Plantation crops:  tea, coffee and green tea

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

1.6

Nurseries (in horticulture and floriculture)

Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance

2

Livestock farming

 

 

2.1

Dairy Farming

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

Environment Clearance (EC) exempted for Livestock farming

2.2

Poultry: Broiler, layer and turkey farming

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

2.3

Piggery

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

2.4

Fishery (cold water and warm water)

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

2.5

Sheep farming

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

2.6

Goat farming

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

2.7

Rabbit farming

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

2.8

Apiculture

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

2.9

Allied activities

 

 

2.9.1.1

Green Fodder

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

 

2.9.1.2

Feed production

Clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

 

2.9.1.3

Meat processing

Environment clearance from Department of Livestock, Technical clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

 

2.9.1.4

Dairy processing

Environment clearance from Department of Livestock, Technical clearance from Department of Livestock and location clearance

 

3

Forestry Activities

 

 

3.1

Private and community forest (including nurseries):

 

 

3.1.1.1

Establishment of community forestry and private forestry harvesting

Environment clearance is exempted, Clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services and location clearance

 

3.1.1.2

Management and collection of non-wood forest produce

Environment clearance is exempted, Clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services and location clearance

 

3.2

Cane and bamboo

Environment clearance is exempted, Clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services and location clearance

 

3.3

MAPS (including cordyceps)

1. Clearance from Department of Forest and Park Services

2. location clearance

 

3.4

Incense

Environment clearance and Location clearance exempted

 

3.5

Traditional Paper

Environment clearance exempted and other clearances not required

 

3.6

Cosmetics and fragrances (including spa products and essential oils)

Environment clearance from National Environment Commission

 

3.7

Integrated wood-based industries (excluding sawmills)

1) Forest clearance from Department of Forest and park Services.

2) Environment clearance from Regional Trade and Industry Office.

3) Location clearance

 

3.8

Wood-based industries

1) Forest clearance from Department of Forest and park Services.

2) Environment clearance from Regional Trade and Industry Office.

3) Location clearance

 

3.9

Sawdust Briquetting plant

1) Environment clearance from Dzongkhag Environment Committee/ Thromde.

2) Location clearance

 

3.10

Charcoal Briquetting plant

1) Clearance from Natural Resources Corporation Limited.

2) location clearance

 

Non-Agri CSIs

 

Sl No

Activities

 

 

1

Production and Manufacturing

Clearances

 

1.1

Mineral water

1). Environment clearance from National Environment Commission,

2) Conditional food safety licence from BAFRA,

3) location clearance

 

1.2

Mineral based industries (ceramics and pottery)

1). Environment clearance from National Environment Commission,

2)  location clearance

 

1.3

Zorig Chusum

EC and LC exempted

 

1.4

Engraving and polishing of stones

1) Clearance from Department of Geology and Mines, MoEA and

2) Location clearance

 

1.5

Construction materials (excluding mining, quarrying and stone crushing)

 

 

1.5.1.1

Bricks / Hollow blocks / tiles

1)Environment clearance from Regional Trade and Industry Office,

2) Location clearance

 

1.5.1.2

Hume pipes

1) Environment Clearance from National Environment Commission,

2) Location clearance

 

1.6

Textiles, clothing and apparels including handicrafts

1) Location clearance

 

1.7

Footwear

1) Environment Clearance from National Environment Commission,

2) Location clearance

 

1.8

Socks

1) Location clearance

 

1.9

Audio visual production and creative arts (animations)

Environment Clearance and Location Clearance exempted

 

1.10

Pharmaceuticals and Neutroceuticals

1) Clearance from Drug Regulatory Authority ,

2) Location clearance

 

1.11

Educational materials

1) Clearance from concern sector depending on the raw material used and

2) location clearance

 

1.12

Green industries

1) Location clearance

 

1.13

Renewable energy (wind, solar and bio gas)

1) Clearance from Department of Renewable Energy,

2) Location clearance

 

2

Services

Clearances

 

1.1

Schools

1) Clearance from Ministry of Education,

2)  Location clearance

 

1.2

ECCDS

1) Clearance from Ministry of Education,

2) Location clearance

 

1.3

Health clinics and diagnostic centers

1) Environment Clearance from Ministry of Health,

2) Technical clearance from Department of Medical services,MoH,

3) Location clearance

 

1.4

Research and development centers

not required, LC exempted

 

1.5

Cold storage and warehouse

1) Environment Clearance from National Environment Commission,

2) Location clearance

 

1.6

Waste management services

EC exempted, location clearance

 

1.7

Recreation, health and wellness centers

EC exempted, location clearance

 

1.8

Indoor games and sporting centers

Location clearance

 

1.9

ICT (IT and ITES)

Not required

 

1.10

Traditional performing arts

Not required

 

1.11

Cleaning services

Not required

 

1.12

MFIs and CSI Banks

 

 

1.13

Automobile workshops in priority as determined by the DCSI

1) Environment Clearance from Dzongkhag Environment Commission/Thromde,

2) Location clearance

 

1.14

Cobbler and Hair cutting services

Not required

 

1.15

Labour saving construction services

Not required

 

1.16

Mule transport services for tourism

Clearance from Dzongkhag / Thromde

 

For further information/ clarification contact at  02-323506/322406

 

 

Undertaking form for Business Establishment in Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde.

For further information/ clarification contact at  02-332745/332741 (PABX)