Importing Goods from Bangladesh
When you are looking to import goods into the UK from Bangladesh, it is a good idea to appoint a freight forwarder. A freight forwarder can arrange different aspects of your shipment, for example the ocean freight, the UK customs clearance, and even the transport of your goods from your seller in Bangladesh. Appointing Mercator will ensure that your shipment is in safe hands from start to finish.
Mercator’s freight forwarding services from Bangladesh to the UK cover all shipment sizes: from cartons of goods suitable for palletisation (or for groupage – shared container) through to full 40’ container loads. Modes of shipping from Bangladesh to the UK include air and ocean freight.
We regularly carry cargo for our customers from Bangladesh to the UK – commonly importing textiles and foodstuffs into the UK. We only handle commercial cargo shipments.
Mercator has a partner freight forwarder agent in Bangladesh who can assist with any aspect of your shipping at origin, including delivery from the warehouse to the airport/port, export customs and loading onto the vessel/aircraft.
We will appoint your shipping consignment to one of our freight forwarders based in our office here in the UK. They will handle the whole process with you from start to finish, ensuring that all aspects are covered, and that you know what stage we are at. Our import team regularly handle imports from Bangladesh, so are well versed in the routes, timescales and import requirements on this trade lane.
Once your shipment has arrived in the UK, your freight forwarder will then arrange the clearance through UK customs and then delivery to your door. If your goods from Bangladesh are foodstuffs it is likely that we will need to get the shipment cleared through port health as well, but we will be able to advise you of all the documentation required, and also check that all ingredients are permitted to be imported into the UK. Clearing through port health can add a few extra days to the process, depending upon whether they wish to do any tests or take any samples.
It is important to note that you may need to pay UK import VAT & duty upon import in order to get through customs clearance. The rate (calculated as a percentage of the value of the goods) will depend upon the customs classification. If would like us to handle the customs clearance from Bangladesh, we can also take the stress away by arranging the payment to HMRC for this on your behalf. In which case, we can calculate the amount due upon import so you know what you need to pay and when (this is variable depending on the exchange rates set by HMRC, so will be slightly different amount payable if it is quoted in one month and cleared in another).
Our freight forwarding service form Bangladesh is efficient and reliable. Mercator has been handling import shipments from Bangladesh for over 20 years, we have ‘badges’ which allow customs broker status at all major UK sea ports, and have direct contacts in Bangladesh making us a wise choice when it comes to appointing a UK based freight forwarder to handle your import shipping from Bangladesh. Get in contact for a quote that covers everything you need for your shipping from Bangladesh:+44 2392 756 575, or email firstname.lastname@example.org