Trading across Borders in

Gambia, The

Below is a detailed summary of the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Under the new methodology introduced this year, Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of procedures—documentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transport—within the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. In addition, the list of documents needed to trade internationally is provided below.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016.

Compare Gambia, The to 189 other economies.

Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 15 : Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner France United Kingdom
Border Banjul port Banjul port
Distance (km) 2 2
Domestic transport time (hours) 1 1
Domestic transport cost (USD) 156 163
Export documents
Bill of lading
Commercial Invoice
Customs Export Declaration
Packing List
Health Certificate
Import documents
Bill of lading
Cargo Release Document
Commercial invoice
Customs Declaration and Receipt
Gate Pass
Packing List
Port payment receipt
Gambia Maritime Administration Levy