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Clearance Process | Restrictions | Regulations | Contacts

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Bangladesh Export Clearance Process

When shipping from Bangladesh, clearance through Customs depends on whether you're shipping:

  • Documents with no commercial value
  • Dutiable goods (goods with a commercial value)

All document shipments with no commercial value require only fully completed FedEx Air Waybill.

All non-document commercial shipments exported from Bangladesh require the following documentation:

  • Original invoice with company letterhead
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Export Registration Certificate
  • Value Added Tax Registration (VAT) Certificate,
  • Copy of the authorized letter identifying shipper as a liaison office or buying house

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Export Prohibitions and Restrictions

Certain items are forbidden and controlled for export from Bangladesh by Customs. These items are in addition to items prohibited by the IATA. Senders are responsible for making sure that the goods they are shipping will be accepted by the destination country.

Forbidden for Export from Bangladesh

  • Currencies
  • Pornographic materials
  • Arms and explosives
  • Leather (wet blue)
  • Ice (wet)
  • Radioactive material
  • Jewelry containing precious metals
  • Metals, precious
  • Food, perishable
  • Human body parts
  • Liquor
  • Live animals

Restricted for Export from Bangladesh

  • Passports may be exported in special cases with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' endorsement

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Bangladesh Export Regulations

Take note of the following regulations when exporting from Bangladesh:

  • For size and weight maximums please check with the destination country's limits.
  • Dimensional weight or actual weight, whichever is greater, determines the shipment tariff.

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Regulatory Contact Information


Dhaka Custom House
Kurmitola, Dhaka
Phone number: 088.02.8914890.5(PABX)
Fax number: 088.02.8911132

Please see our tips to Avoid Customs problems to gain Customs clearance more quickly. For more information, please contact Customer Help.

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