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Trade in Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam was the world’s 81st largest exporter of goods and 125th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $11.1 and $0.2 billion USD respectively. Brunei Darussalam’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by manufactures, and agricultural products. In 2020, Brunei Darussalam’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Japan, Singapore and China, with trade representing 110.29 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Brunei Darussalam is the world’s 99th largest importer of goods and 115th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $8.6 and $0.9 billion USD respectively in 2021. Brunei Darussalam’s top import category was fuels and mining products, followed by manufactures and agricultural products. Leading import partners were Malaysia, Singapore and China. Brunei Darussalam is part of 10 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand, ASEAN – China.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Brunei Darussalam




Bandar Seri Begawan

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system based on English common law and Islamic law; note - in April 2019, the full sharia penal codes came into force and apply to Muslims and partly to non-Muslims in parallel with present common law codes



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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Brunei dollar

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Maybank Negara Brunei Darussalam - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - SWIFT: MBBEBNBB

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Government MSME Agency

  • Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB)

  • Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR)


SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • 1. For Food products and safety:
    Brunei Darussalam Food Authority (BDFA)
    Head of Food Trade Division
    Operation and Regulatory Department,
    Brunei Darussalam Food Authority,
    Unit 2G2:01, Level 2,
    Ong Sum Ping Condominium,
    BA1311, Bandar Seri Begawan,
    Brunei Darussalam.
    Tel: +6732237304 / 5 / 9
    Direct line: +6732237417
    Fax: +673 2237467
    E-Mail: [email protected]

    2. For raw and agriculture related products:
    Department of Agriculture and Agrifood
    Department of Agriculture and Agrifood
    Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism
    Email Address:
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    3. For raw and fish related products:
    Department of Fisheries
    Wanidawati binti Tamat
    Deputy Director of Fisheries
    Department of Fisheries
    Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism
    Email: [email protected]

    Zuriana Binti Haji Kepli
    Senior Fisheries Officer
    Head of Fisheries Biosecurity and Market Access Division
    Department of Fisheries
    Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +6732237417

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • National Standards Centre
    Phone: +6732333964

    B19, Simpang 32-15,
    Anggerek Desa Flat. BB8810

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Trade Information Portal

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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