List of steps
(Total number of steps: 9)
Obtain security clearance  (2)
Obtain letter of intent  (1)
Obtain wholesale License  (3)
Open current bank account  (1)
Obtain tax payer number  (2)

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Summary of the procedure
 

Where to go? (3)

You will have to go to the following agencies. The number indicates how many interactions are required with each entity.
Any Principal Company
3
Any Principal Company
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Thimphu (x 3)
4 5 6
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Trade and Industry Office, Thimphu
Any Two Commercial Banks - Bank of Bhutan Ltd or Bhutan National Bank Ltd
7
Any Two Commercial Banks - Bank of Bhutan Ltd or Bhutan National Bank Ltd

What you will get (2)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Trade License
6
Trade License
Tax payer number
9
Tax payer number

Required documents 

The documents with green band will be provided to you during the procedure.

Application form for retail & wholesale trade (form II)
4
Application form for retail & wholesale trade (form II)
Legal stamp (x 2)
4 7
Legal stamp
Security clearance
4
Security clearance
Letter of intent
4
Letter of intent
Citizenship identity card of investor (x 3)
4 7 8
Citizenship identity card of  investor
Money receipt
6
Money receipt
Current account opening form (BNB)
7
Current account opening form (BNB)
Business license
8
Business license
Current account number
8
Current account number
Promoter's details
8
Promoter's details

How much?

Cost of the procedure  BTN  10,000

Cost detail

Estimate your cost

BTN 10,000
Trade License Fee

How long ?

The estimated total time is calculated by adding the time spent: 1) waiting in queue, 2) at the counter and 3) between steps.
  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 1 d 3 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 20mn 2h.
Attention at counter: 20mn 55mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1 d 4 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Companies Act of Bhutan 2016 Chapter 4, Section 32(a)
Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Part II, Chapter 6, Section 14
Micro, Retail & Wholesale Trade Regulation 2006 Micro, Retail & Wholesale Trade Regulation 2006
  articles 4.2, 4
Rules on the Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Rules on the Income Tax Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2001 Part II, Rule 3
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