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  1. Submit the completed application form for retail and wholesale trade (Form II). The promoter must affix a legal stamp on the license application form and sign on it.
  2. The applicant(s) (sole proprietorship or partnership) must present their original citizenship identity card at the CC/RTIO representative when applying for a wholesale trade license.
  3. The applicant(s) should have valid security clearance while applying for a wholesale trade license. It will be verified by the CC operator or RTIO online using the citizenship identity card of the applicant(s).
  4. The applicant must also submit a letter from the Principal Company for its appointment as a wholesale outlet.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Original citizenship identity card
  • Security Clearance Certificate

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Economic Affairs
Department of Trade
P.O. Box 141
Thimphu Bhutan
Phone: +975-2-322407/325588
Fax: +975-2-327827
E-mail: [email protected]

Department of Industry
Director: 02-325323
PA to Director: 02-323597

MOEA Website


Citizens of Bhutan, aged 18 and above.


  • Large Scale: Nu. 10,100
  • Medium Scale: Nu. 5,100
  • Small Scale: Nu. 3,100

The applicant must also pay for printing, scanning or photography charges if the service is availed from CC.


Wholesale Trade Licenses are valid for a period of one year.

Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form for Issuance of WholeSale Trade Licence

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Processing Time[edit]

It will take about one working day for your application to be processed, as long you have submitted all the required documents.

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Submit your applications to obtain a wholesale trade license at the Regional Trade and Industry Offices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs or any Community Center under its jurisdiction.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Citizenship ID No
  • Security Clearance Certificate No.
  • Mobile No
  • Email
  • List of Major Activities
  • Scale of the business
  • Location

Need for the Document[edit]

A wholesale business is engaged in selling goods in large quantities. Laws of Bhutan requires wholesalers to obtain a Wholesale Trade License first, before they can begin operating the business.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Citizens Services Website of Bhutan:


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