Shipping 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 shipping from Bangladesh, 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.

Sea freight vessel loaded with shipping containers

Shipping from Bangladesh

Mercator’s freight forwarding services from Bangladesh to the UK cover all shipment sizes: from cartons of goods suitable for palletisation through to full 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.  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.

Freight Forwarding from Bangladesh

We will appoint your shipment 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 are kept informed.  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 we will need to get the shipment cleared through port health as well.  We can 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.

Sea freight shipping Vessel loading at port

Import VAT & Duty

You may need to pay UK import VAT & duty upon import at customs clearance stage.  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 on your behalf.  We can calculate the amount due upon import so you know what you need to pay and when.

Our freight forwarding service form Bangladesh is efficient and reliable.  Mercator has been handling import shipping from Bangladesh for over 30 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.

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Get in contact for a quote that covers everything you need for your shipping from Bangladesh:+44 2392 756 575, or email