UK lifts air cargo ban on Bangladesh

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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.

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