You can book an Express courier service to get your parcel to arrive in Bangladesh in as little as 2-4 days via DHL using our courier comparison site. For half the price of this, using Parcel Monkey Air Express you can get a package delivered in 3-5 days. This service is collected in the UK generally by a premium carrier like Parcelforce, then it is processed by a Freight Forwarder out to cities such as Dhaka and Chittagong for delivery.
We also offer delivery services with Parcelforce and Asendia to Bangladesh, so you can choose from a wide range of parcel post services when you book a courier online with us.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to Bangladesh. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
Britain has always had a strong trade relationship with Bangladesh. This makes understanding import requirements to this small Asian nation crucial.
Bangladesh is a relatively-new country, founded in 1971. Until that time, the country was a part of Pakistan, but feuding caused a split that created this small but populous nation. Bangladesh has just over 164 million citizens crammed into a mere 144,000 square kilometres, earning the area the designation as one of the most densely-populated nations in the world. Despite the strong working base, the economy of Bangladesh is hurting. Widespread unemployment leads to high poverty rates. Illegal immigration from Bangladesh is a distinct problem for neighbouring nations as the citizens seek for viable employment wherever they can find it. Political upset and rivalry have also taken their toll upon the nation. Bangladesh is an anomaly in the Middle East, however, as the two main political rivals are women; this is especially significant when you consider that the country is mainly Islamic and Hindu in religious affiliation.
While challenges remain in Bangladesh, there have been improvements that appear promising. The country's leadership has worked hard to reduce the out-of-control population growth, address poverty and focus on the country's health and education. While agriculture is still the major source of economic strength in the nation, gas has recently become a growing sector in Bangladesh. The country is also a strong producer of textiles, tea, rice, fish, leather, mangoes, mustard, bananas, potatoes and onions.
The United Kingdom does have strong connections to Bangladesh. A significant number of British businesses either have offices in the country or partner with companies in Bangladesh. Also, there are extensive familial and social connections between the two nations, making private shipments frequent.
While Bangladesh does restrict and prohibit some items from importation, they also publish a list of products that are exempt from customs. In most cases, these products promote industries or concerns that the government wishes to encourage.
Exempted products include:
Prohibitions and restrictions are in place for other categories of goods. This list includes:
The National Board of Revenue governs all customs and import concerns; to find out more information about prohibitions and restrictions, see their website found here.
While most packages sent for import into Bangladesh will be subject to the Value Added Text, some items may be exempt. The flat rate for the VAT is 15 per cent; however, importers who are considered "cottage industries" do not have to pay the VAT. Importers who wish to be designated as a cottage industry must keep their annual imports under a specified amount.
To expedite the importation process, Bangladesh makes it customs forms available on their website, referenced above. This also provides an easy to contact the National Board of Revenue directly for questions or clarification.
We also have information regarding Burma, China and India in the region.
picked up on time and delivered to Bangladesh with no issues! Very happy! But too expensive! need to look at your pricing for subcontinent
Sent parcel from UK to Bangladesh on Wednesday, there by following Monday. Very good, will use again.
Heavy box collected with fragile item from Lowestoft and delivered in Scotland (near Aberdeen) a few days later. I had written This side up on the box, but this was not always obeyed, as there was slight damage to the item. However the price was very good for delivery and the customer had a spare part, so was not unhappy.
DPD did what they said they would and the tracking process confirmed that.
Everything worked as should. Great service!
Fast and easy to use