Rapid Global Solution rendering assistance to overseas Principals’ professional customs clearance service at Dhaka and Chittagong. Experienced clearance and brokerage services are for Project cargo, parcels, vessels at Bangladesh Customs. In addition to ensuring door delivery, secured and affordable transportation support also given to our Principals. This service is within Bangladesh at any destination. Reliability, availability for  24/7.

Whether it is air or by Sea, we want to confirm support from an experienced team for custom clearance and arrange cargo unloading surveys to secure principals’ interest within competitive charges.

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Rapid Global Solution Experienced in Handling Parcel or Project Cargo Customs Clearance & Delivery at Destination in Bangladesh
  • Experienced in service for Import and Export Customs Clearance
  • Well updated Customs clearance process regulations and procedures.
  • Team of professionals to handle clearance of consignments by Sea, Air and Land.
  • Cost effective measures to protect Principals interest.
  • Reliable and professional service with 24/7 online support
  • Own monitoring system to ensure delivery of cleared cargo at any destination within Bangladesh.
  • Confident in providing end-to-end solution for export or import of any types of goods including DG cargo for industries.

What is Customs Clearance?

Before taking a deep dive into the customs clearance steps and requirements, let’s answer the basic question: what does customs clearance mean?

Customs clearance is a process that involves the submission of documentation to the associated government custom agency and then the subsequent oversight and clearance of the goods in transit.

  • The customs clearance documentation is assembled by the assigned customs broker to the shipper. It will prove that any taxes or duties have been paid. Then, the goods are released for import or export.
  • The customs clearance process is the act of passing a shipment of goods through customs, the government agency responsible for overseeing the compliance of shipments with international trade laws. Customs officials oversee each incoming or outgoing shipment to make sure it is in line with the country’s regulations. It is then cleared for import or export, at anytime a shipment can be inspected.

What is the Customs Clearance Process?

Though the custom clearance meaning is straightforward, the process itself involves several steps and can be overwhelming at first glance. Let’s break it down to understand exactly what happens when a shipment arrives at customs.


  1. Document inspection. A customs officer will review the paperwork for your shipment to signal an initiated customs clearance process. This can include a commercial invoice (CI) (stating the contact information for the shipper and receiver, export date, description of the cargo, and its value), a purchase order from a buyer, packing list, shipping bill, bill of lading (BOL) or air waybill, and certificate of origin (NAFTA or USMCA Certificates of Origin, for example). There may also be further documentation required by the buyer, financial institution or LC terms, or the importing country. Canada, for example, also requires a Canada Customs Invoice for incoming shipments.
  2. Tax and duty calculation. Based on goods being shipped, the customs broker will ensure that the appropriate taxes and duties are prepaid or collected for the type of goods in your shipment, their declared value, and the customs laws of the importing country. Customs officers are responsible to verify and track whether these charges have already been paid.
  3. Payment of taxes and duties. If the taxes and duties applicable to your shipment have not already been paid, the customs officer will request payment.​
  • DDP (Delivered Duty Paid). If a shipment is marked as DDP, all taxes and duties have been prepaid, usually via your customs broker who can calculate and process tax and duty payments in advance for a clearance fee.
  • DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid). Shipments marked as DDU are forwarded to an independent customs broker to collect the amount due from the recipient, as well as extra fees like inspection, storage, handling, insurance, and disbursement.
  • Release of shipment. Once any outstanding taxes and duties are paid, the shipment is released by customs and can continue to its final destination. Some trucking companies have warehouses that allow a shipment to continue through the border to be held “in bond” at the warehouse until it is cleared. There is usually a charge associated with not having the correct paperwork available to properly clear a shipment. In other words a carrier’s “in bond” capabilities are beneficial but shouldn’t be something that a shipper relies on everytime a shipment crosses the border.

When is Customs Clearance Needed?

Customs clearance is required for all international shipments of commercial goods, but if you have the required paperwork and use a broker to help coordinate and help you  calculate and pay the required taxes and duties, the process becomes relatively streamlined.

One of the easiest ways to simplify the custom processes is by working with a customs broker who can process tax and duty payments in advance for a fixed custom clearance fee. CSA Transportation participates in the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) Program, for example, allowing us to clear CSA-eligible goods quickly at the Canadian border and speed up the entire customs process.

Custom Broker Fees: Explained

When you hire a customs broker to facilitate your international shipment, you are paying for peace of mind.

What does that mean, exactly?

Brokers procure all the documents you need and assist in completing the paperwork so the custom clearance process proceeds smoothly. They help you navigate the alphabet soup of import and export codes and forms (including HTS codes and CF-28 or CF-29 forms), assist with valuation analysis and determining country of origin, and automate the process via electronic document and reporting systems like ACI, RLF, EDI, and ACE.

Customs brokers are also experts on trade agreements that offer beneficial duty and tax rates like the USMCA/ CUSMA (the new agreement replacing NAFTA for North American Trade) to help you take advantage of any opportunities these may offer, and what customs fees you can expect when shipping from Canada to U.S..

Though each customs broker usually specializes in servicing specific regions and may offer different rates, most calculate their fee based on the products, value, and point of origin. Fees generally include a customs clearance charge, inspection fees, and agency or bank transfer fees. When using a trucking company like CSA Transportation the cross border delivery service will include coordination with your designated customs broker to help cut down on your work.

How to Avoid Clearance Delays

The key to avoiding delays in the clearance process is providing complete and accurate paperwork to the trucking company so that they may coordinate with your customs broker and ultimately submit your paperwork for clearance by government officials. Experienced shipping companies and brokers can assist in making sure your documents are thorough and include the correct business information, inventory, and value of cargo. Doing so will ensure the proper taxes and duties are applied and your shipment isn’t flagged by the authorities.

Is Customs Clearance the Solution for Your Business?

If you need to ship between the U.S. and Canada you will need to deal with customs clearance. At CSA Transportation we are cross-border shipping experts and our in-house customs facilitators can guide you through the customs clearing process. Though we do not provide brokerage services, we collaborate with your customs broker (or can recommend one) to move freight across the border quickly and easily. Contact us and we’ll evaluate the best option for your shipping needs.

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