Department of Industry

Ministry of Industry Commerce and Employment

Royal Government of Bhutan




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The Department of Industry provides a wide array of support services to help entrepreneurs improve their overall business performance, access market, enhance competitiveness, innovation and develop their capacity to sustain and compete in the market. The services under this section can be availed both in person as well as online.
Standardization and Certification
Certification and Standardisation ensure goods produced in a specific industry come with a consistent quality and are equivalent to other comparable products in the same industry. The consumers take comfort in knowing what to expect from buying something that is certified and a standard in the industry. 
Brand Bhutan
Made in Bhutan and Grown in Bhutan are two sectoral brands which represent premium quality, sustainably and happily produced in Bhutan. Made in Bhutan mark represents vitality, purity, and dignity- qualities highly suitable to represent Bhutanese-made products. It aims to encourage consumers to buy products that are truly unique.


Opening of BHUTAN STORE - CSI Market in New York, USA

The Department of Industry, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment inaugurated the second ‘Bhutan Store’ in New York City, United States of America on 28 July 2023. The virtual inaugural event was graced by Lyonpo Karma Dorji, ...



Opening of BHUTAN STORE - CSI Market in Perth, Australia

Coinciding with the 115th National Day celebrations, Hon’ble Tengye Lyonpo, Dasho Secretary, MoEA and the Ambassador of Bhutan to Australia, Mr. Sonam Tobgay, inaugurated the “Bhutan Store” in Perth, Australia earlier this morning. ...



Opening of Cottage and Small Industry (CSI) Market, Paro

The Department of Industry, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment in partnership with entrepreneur/Operator Mr. Sonam Chophel opened a second CSI Market in Paro. The CSI Market inaugural event was graced by Hon’ble Minister of ...


Notification on Business Hours

Notification on Business Hour


Licensing of Crushing Units

Notification on licensing of crushing units in the country






Notification for Places of Entertainment under Category A

The Places of Entertainment under Category A ( Karaoke, Discotheque, Live music and Snooker/Billiards) shall be allowed to operate on Tuesdays henceforth. 

Industry at a Glance

FDI Approved Projects

About Us

The Department of Industry is the premier agency to spearhead the growth and development of the industries (Cottage, Small, Medium and Large Industries) including Foreign Direct Investments.

The five Divisions of the Department are Cottage and Small Industry Promotion Division, Large Industry Promotion Division, Industry Sustenance Support Division, Invest Bhutan and Industrial Park Management Division. The Department also acts as a Competent Authority through the Environment Service Section to implement environment regulations for the delegated as well as non-delegated industrial activities. 

The Department defines cottage-scale industries as those industries, whose initial fixed capital investment is less than Nu. 1 million and employ up to 4 people; and small-scale as those undertakings employing up to 19 people with fixed capital investment ranging from Nu. 1 to 10 million. The scale of industries, be it medium or large, depends on the level of fixed capital investment. Industries with a fixed capital investment between Nu. 10 and Nu. 100 million are categorized as medium industries whereas industries with a fixed capital investment of more than Nu. 100 million are categorized as large industries. 

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