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Step 2
Apply Permit for Controlled Goods

All goods may be imported or exported except for prohibited goods under Section 31 of the Customs Order, 2006.

Do check if the goods to be imported are controlled goods or goods subject to restriction from respective responsible agency in Brunei Darussalam. Restricted and Controlled Goods will require the necessary license or permit before importation.

You may search using the description of the goods or Harmonized System (HS) code. You may wish to check with your appointed Customs Agents (Forwarders) or to check directly with the respective responsible agency on their licensing requirement.

  1. What is meant by license or permit?

    License or Permit is a verification or approval issued by the respective responsible agency before importation.

  2. Types of goods and Responsible Agencies:
  3. Types of GoodsList of ItemsResponsible AgencyHotlines / EmailDocument RequirementApplication ViaSteps / ProcessesAdditional Info
    Publication Materials/ Prints, Films, CD, LD, VCD, DVD, Cassette, Recital of Al-Quran, hadith, Religious books, Talisman commodities (such as textiles/ clothing etc.), bearing dubious chop/ photo HS CodesRoyal Brunei Police Force+673-2459500
    info@police.gov.bn
    Invoice BDNSW Steps

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    Islamic Dakwah Centre+673-2382525
    info@pusat-dakwah.gov.bn
    Internal Security Department+673-2223225
    info@internal-security.gov.bn
    Fresh, Cold, and Frozen Meat (Halal) HS CodesAgriculture and Agri-food Department+673-2380144
    info@agriculture.gov.bn
    List of Documents BDNSW Steps

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    Food Safety and Quality Unit, Ministry of Health+673-2381640
    info@moh.gov.bn
    Halal Import Permit Issuing Board+673-2382525
    info@religious-affairs.gov.bn
    Royal Customs and Excise Department+673-2382333
    info@customs.gov.bn
    Firearms, Explosives, Fire Crackers, Dangerous Weapons, and Scrap metals HS CodesRoyal Brunei Police Force+673-2459500
    info@police.gov.bn
    Documents will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency. e-Customs StepsManual Application
    Royal Customs and Excise Department+673-2382333
    info@customs.gov.bn
    List of Documents

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    Rice/Sugar/Salt HS CodesSupply and State Store Department+673-2423151
    info@itss.gov.bn
    List of Documents BDNSW Steps

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    Royal Customs and Excise Department+673-2382333
    info@customs.gov.bn
    Vehicles such as Cars, Motorcycles, Mini Buses, Pickups, Trucks and Trailers. HS CodesLand Transport Department+673-2451979
    info@land-transport.gov.bn
    List of Documents e-Customs Steps

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    Royal Customs and Excise Department+673-2382333
    info@customs.gov.bn
    Alcoholic Beverages HS CodesMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Protocol & Consular Department+673-2261177
    dprocon@mfa.gov.bn
    Documents will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application to AgencySteps will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application
    Prime Minister’s Office+673-2224645
    info@jpm.gov.bn
    Royal Customs and Excise Department+673-2382333
    info@customs.gov.bn
    List of Documents e-Customs Steps

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    Radio Transmitter and Receiver; Communications Equipment such as Telephone, Fax machines, Walkie-Talkie etc; Broadcasting Equipments such as Parabola, Decoder, etc. HS CodesInfo-Communication Technology Industry (AiTi)+673-2333780
    aiti@brunet.bn
    List of Documents BDNSW Steps

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    Plants, Crops, Live Animals, Vegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Soil HS CodesAgriculture and Agri-food Department+673-2380144
    info@agriculture.gov.bn
    List of DocumentsManual Application to Agency StepsManual Application
    Fishes, prawns, Shells, Water Organisms and Fishing Equipment etc HS CodesFisheries Department+673-2382068
    info@fisheries.gov.bn
    Documents will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application to Agency StepsManual Application
    Timber and products thereof HS CodesForestry Department+673-2381013
    info@forestry.gov.bn
    List of DocumentsManual Application to Agency StepsManual Application
    Medicines, Herbal, Cosmetics HS CodesMinistry of Health (Refer to the Pharmaceutical Services Department)+673-2381640
    info@moh.gov.bn
    List of Documents BDNSW Steps

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    Health Foods, Soft Drinks and Snacks HS CodesMinistry of Health (Refer to the Food Safety and Quality Control Unit)+673-2331100
    fsqc@moh.gov.bn
    List of Documents BDNSW Steps

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    Tobacco Products HS CodesMinistry of Health (Refer to the Tobacco Control Unit)+673-2381640
    prohealth@moh.gov.bn
    Documents will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application to AgencySteps will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application
    Royal Customs and Excise Department+673-2382333
    info@customs.gov.bn
    List of Documents e-Customs Steps

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    Poisons, chemicals and radioactive materials. HS CodesPrime Minister’s Office (Refer to Radiation Safety and Quality Unit)+673-2384488
    energy@jpm.gov.bn
    List of Documents BDNSW Steps

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    Mineral water HS CodesPrime Minister’s Office (Industrial Site’s Management)+673-2384488
    energy@jpm.gov.bn
    Documents will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application to AgencySteps will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application
    Ministry of Health (Refer to the Food Safety and Quality Control Unit)+673-2331100
    fsqc@moh.gov.bn
    BDNSW Steps

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    Badges, banners, Souvenirs comprising of Government Flags and emblems, Royals Regalia, Government flags and crests

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    Royal Custom and Tradition Department+673-2243971
    info@adat-istiadat.gov.bn
    Documents will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application to AgencySteps will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.

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    Historical Antiques made or found in Brunei HS CodesMuseums Department+673-2244545
    info@museums.gov.bn
    Documents will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.Manual Application to AgencySteps will be uploaded soon. Please refer to Agency.

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    Gases that are characterized as Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), under the purview of the Montreal Protocol HS CodesEnvironment, Parks and Recreation Department (JASTRE)+673-2241262
    jastre.brunei@env.gov.bn
    List of Documents BDNSW Steps

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    Ministry of Health (Refer to Pharmaceutical Services Department)+673-2381640
    info@moh.gov.bn

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  4. How to apply license/ permit?
  5. You may:

    • Appoint a Customs Agents (Forwarders) to apply for permit on your behalf; or
    • Apply for permits for your own or on behalf of your clients. To do so, you will need to register as a declarant and apply for a BDNSW user ID.

    Some controlled or restricted goods still require a manual application for permit.

    You may wish to check with your appointed Customs Agents (Forwarders) or to check directly with the respective responsible agency on the application procedures.

  6. How much does license/ permit application cost?
  7. Some license/ permit are free of charge.

    You may wish to check with your appointed Customs Agents (Forwarders) or to check directly with the respective responsible agency on the charges involved.