Shipping services to Gambia
You can ship in any manner of shipping to Gambia, from ocean cargo freight liners to air mail to road freight trucks. The determining factor on how you choose to ship may be the size and weight of your items. You can also opt for some add on services when shipping there such as getting a tracking number in place or taking out some insurance on your goods. You should consult your shipping company for their extra service options so you know what your options are before deciding what to choose.
Customs in Gambia
The Customs process in Gambia is a bit slower than in Europe, for example, but it is fairly straight forward and easy to navigate.
Required documents when shipping to Gambia
The documentation that you need for shipping may vary based on what you are trying to ship. Generally you will need a Bill of Lading and a Certificate of Origin with your shipment. You will have an assessed value filled out which will help the Customs workers to determine is a duty is to be charged for your particular parcel. If it is assessed, then more paperwork will be required as well as payment of the fee before it is released for delivery. You can contact your shipping company for more specific details on this requirement.
Shipping limitations to Gambia
Currently you are not allowed to ship blank airline tickets, antiques, asbestos, gambling items or devices, furs of any kinds, ivory or any Muslim offensive items into Gambia, among a handful of other things. There are some items, like telecommunication equipment, that you can ship into the country but it will require additional documentation to be attached to your shipment. It is best to check for Gambia's current listings of prohibited and restricted items before you ship so that you are in the know.