A Representative Office
Representative offices for foreign companies can perform very limited activities, such as coordinating with local agents, distributors, and exporters’ institutions, and collecting, compiling, analysing,, and disseminating business information related to its field of activities as mentioned in the letter of approval. There will be no local income for a representative office in Bangladesh. Liaison or representative offices will be operated fully at the expense of the parent company abroad, including salaries and expenses for expatriates and local employees. Remittances will not be allowed from Bangladesh sources, with the exception of the part brought in from abroad.
Following is information on how to obtain a Trade License if you operate a business within Dhaka City Corporation. Local governments in other countries have similar rules. You should contact the appropriate local government if you need more information.