The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Gambia. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Gambia Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Gambia, The following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Original shipping documents (i.e. bill of lading, air waybill, etc.)
  • Itemized, valued inventory (packing list)
  • Original invoices for new articles
  • Insurance documents (where applicable)
  • Declaration of freight charges
  • Preparation of Customs Entry Form displaying CIF value of goods to be imported
  • Submission of Customs Entry Form at Customs & Excise Department
  • Customs examination of goods
  • Payment of Customs Duty & Government Sales Tax on dutiable items
  • Clearance of goods upon signed authority by Customs Department
  • Controlled drugs and narcotic
  • Firearms (including gas pistols and similar weapons) ammunition and explosives (including fireworks)
  • Indecent or obscene video cassettes, films, books, magazines and other articles
  • Flick knives
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Radio-communication equipment not approved for use at destination
  • Meat, poultry, and many other animal products
  • Plants, parts thereof, and plant produce including trees and shrubs, potatoes and certain other vegetables, fruit, bulbs, and seeds
  • Certain articles derived from protected species including fur skins, ivory, reptile leather and goods made from them

WARNING – Imports are examined by customs and there are heavy penalties for making false declarations including possible forfeiture of goods.

Moving Pets to Gambia: The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Full history of vaccination is required. Owner must research which vaccinations are advisable for his particular pet. A qualified veterinarian should be able to advise accordingly. More detailed information can be obtained from the World Health Organization and/or the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Gambia, The following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Invoice of Purchase
  • Certificate of Title (displaying Model, Year, Engine Number, Chassis Number)
  • Left hand drive vehicles only
  • Duty rates differ according to the type of vehicle, intended use, etc. Agent in Gambia can advise duty rate once type of vehicle is ascertained.
  • Import duty % depending on the item
  • Government Sales Tax of 10%
  • .1% Customs Processing Fees
  • .05% ECOWAS Tax
  • Duty Waivers are issued by the Gambian government o members of Diplomatic Missions, certain non-governmental and aid organizations, and other similarly associated bodies.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.