Gambia CTN Certificate

Are you shipping to Gambia and require a CTN (BSC) certificate? SCK Representation is here to help! Send us the required documents or fill out the form yourself, and we will handle the rest. Ensure smooth customs clearance and avoid penalties. The process usually takes a few days, but it’s best to allow a week for planning. Don’t risk delays or additional fees – get your Gambia CTN from SCK Representation today.

The Gambia, officially known as the Republic of The Gambia, is a small country situated on the west coast of Africa. It is bordered by Senegal to the north, east, and south, with the Atlantic Ocean forming its western coastline. The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa. The capital city is Banjul, and the country’s official language is English with a population of approximately 2 million people. The Gambia is known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse ethnic groups. 

Gambia CTN

The Gambian government has decided, starting from 15th May 2023, all shipments (including in-transit) to the Gambia are required to acquire a CTN Certificate. The new regulation is mandatory for all cargo exported and imported to the Gambia.

The CTN reference number must be inserted in the bill of lading goods description field and in the shipment reference field. 

The freights not covered by a loading certificate will be penalized at the destination port. “SCK Representative” remains available to fulfill certificate requests for your goods to the Gambia.

With experience in the sector and a solution-oriented approach, “SCK Representation” is the only guide and assistant for exporters to issue certificates, including Gambia CTN (BSC) certificates.

How can you get Gambia CTN Certificate?

You need to submit the following documents in the application for CTN certificate:

  • Bill of Lading (Application can be made with a draft copy. Original will be needed for validation)
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice (it is not necessary if the freight value is indicated on Commercial Invoice)
  • Customs Declaration

To start the certification process, you should share PDF copies of the documents through [email protected]. There is no need to send hard copies for the issuance of CTN certificates. Please be sure to share the final documents, which will not have any more amendments later in the process. A penalty fee will occur for the modifications after validating the certificates.

How long does it take to get approval?

A draft copy of the certificate will be issued in a day if all mandatory documents are provided and coherent. The certificate will be submitted for validation once we receive your confirmation on the draft and the payment. The approval for verification is usually received in a day. However, the process may take about a week.

For more information and document samples, please contact our team via [email protected].

Can I use the same ECTN number for various shipments?

No, ECTN is unique and limited to a single shipment. Every cargo needs its own ECTN number that has been verified.


The responsibility to get the ECTN/BESC certificate is on the shipper’s side. Transports without a certificate are penalized, and the shipper will be responsible for the loss.

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