UK lifts air cargo ban on Bangladesh
Afghanistan has shifted 80 per cent its cargo traffic from Karachi Port to Iran’s Bandar Abbas and Chabahar Ports. Afghanistan’s decision to shift traffic to Iranian ports was triggered in part by Pakistan’s move The UK has lifted a ban on airfreight being transported directly from Bangladesh, but there is still work to be done before exports can resume. The ban had been in place since March 2016 because of concerns that cargo was not properly being screened. The ban has been lifted following significant progress made in meeting a number of important security conditions. The UK government will continue to work with the government of Bangladesh to support ongoing improvement in standards for all aspects of aviation security.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which is the main airline offering direct Uk-bangladesh services, and the export cargo warehouse still need to gain the European Union's third-country regulated agent certification before it could offer cargo services to the UK.