8 (eight) steps for obtaining Certification of Marks (CM) license.
(a) Any Company/producer intends to use, Standard mark of BSTI in relation to any article or process, shall apply to the Institution for obtaining CM licence in a prescribed form.
(b) After receiving the application along with necessary and relevant papers an inspection is being arranged and inspection report is prepared.
(c) If the inspection report is found satisfactory, then samples are collected on random basis and those are jointly signed and sealed by the BSTI Officer and the producer.
(d) The collected sample is tested in the BSTI Laboratory or any other laboratory approved by BSTI according to the relevant Bangladesh Standard (BDS)
(e) If the results of the test parameters are found in conformity with the relevant BDS. a licence is granted in favour of that article.
(f) Normally a licence is granted for a period of three years, which is being renewed, if the samples are found satisfactory after following the same procedure as has been described in (b) (e), for a subsequent period of another threeyears.
(g) A licence is to pay fees in favor of BSTI which is known as CM fee The break up of the CM fees are as follows

(h) A licence granted in favour of any article can be cancelled, withdrawn or revoked at any time if it is found that the licence has violated any of the conditions specified in the licence and BSTI Ordinance as well.
A schematic diagram, explaining the procedure for grant of a BSTI CM licence is given in

Preliminary inspection


Preliminary inspection Preliminary inspection is carried out on a day, mutually agreed upon, to examine the availability of the facilities for producing a standard product and to draw samples for independent testing. The details of the preliminary inspection are recorded in a suitable proforma known as the preliminary inspection report. On the basis of this report. Decision taken regarding the grant of licence. The information, which is to collect at the time of preliminary inspection, are :
  •   General information.
  •   About raw materials.
  •   Manufacturing process.
  •   Packing and marking.
  •   Laboratory and inspection procedure.
  •   Hygenic and environmental condition at factory premises in case of food processing plant.
  •   Testing facilities available as per Bangladesh Standard.
  •   Storage facilities.
  •   Testing personnel etc.

Licensing Agreement

Article 1: Regulations for certification and inspection


Article 2: Rights and obligation


Article 3: Responsibilities of BSTI


Article 4: Surveillanc


Article 5: Complaints


Article 6: Publicity                                  


Article 7: Confidentiality


Article 8: Payment       


Article 9: Agreement period


Article 10: The Use of BSTI Product Certification Marks Logo


Article 11: Suspension/Withdrawal/Cancellationof the license


Article 12: Information on modifications


Article 13: Liability


Article 14: Appeals