Gambian CTN has become mandatory. Starting on May 15, 2023, the Gambia‘s government has decided that, all exports and imports (including those that are in transit) must get a Gambian CTN Certificate. The new law, which is applicable to all commodities, has no exclusions. The CTN reference number must appear in both the goods description and shipment reference fields on the bill of lading.

You would think a certificate this crucial wouldn’t be missed by anyone. Well, no. People often get penalized for not having this mandatory certificate more than you think.

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      What is Gambia CTN Certificate?

      CTN is short for Cargo Tracking Note. And it is a self-explanatory name. Because this certificate allows authorities to trackmanage, and supervise all cargo from loading to discharge. And it also provides information about the shipments even before they arrive at the destination. CTN document has details about the exporter, the importer, information about the goods getting transported and their value, the cost of the freight, the type of shipment, the name of the vessel, etc.

      What are the required documents?

      There are 3-4 required documents for the process that you can find in the following:

      • Bill of Lading: It is a document that provides information about the exporter, the importer, the weight of the goods, the shipping line, the vessel name, etc.
      • Commercial Invoice: It contains details of the goods, the freight cost, the incoterm, and some other charges if there is any, etc.
      • Freight Invoice: It is a document only necessary if the freight cost isn’t on the commercial invoice.
      • Export Customs Declaration: This is a document that is prepared by the Customs Officials of the exporter country. It includes details about the goods getting transported and has a detailed description of them.

      What are the consequences of not having this certificate?

      You need to have this certificate five days before the vessel arrives at the destination port at the latest. If not, you will be facing a finetwice the amount of the CTN plus a regulation fee determined by the Gambian National Port Officials.


      Certificate cost depends on the number of Bill of Lading’s and the containers, the country of origin, the port of discharge, etc. This is why we can’t give you an exact price for the CTN. But if you share your shipment’s details with us we can provide you the best charges for your certificate. We offer free quotations.

      How long does it take to get Gambia CTN certificate?

      We provide draft Gambia CTN certificate within 24 hours. We provide certificates to exporters all over the World.

      Which ports in Gambia require (cargo waiver) CTN certificate?

      Gambia is a small country with one major port that handles international trade.

      Port of Banjul:

      The Port of Banjul is the principal seaport of Gambia and serves as the main gateway for maritime trade. It is located in the capital city, Banjul, along the Gambia River. The port handles various types of cargo, including containers, bulk commodities, and general goods. It plays a crucial role in facilitating import and export activities for Gambia and neighboring countries.

      Which countries are the biggest exporters to Gambia?

      1. China
      2. Senegal
      3. Thailand
      4. United Arab Emirates
      5. United Kingdom
      6. Malaysia
      7. Netherlands
      8. India
      9. Belgium
      10. Turkey
      11. United States
      12. Germany
      13. France
      14. Italy
      15. Spain
      16. Guinea-Bissau
      17. South Africa
      18. Ivory Coast
      19. Brazil
      20. Japan

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