Gambia

2015 Trade facilitation score of 40.86%
Transparency: 40%; Formalities: 66.67%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 66.67%; Paperless Trade: 33.33%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 5.56%.

Measure Survey 2015 Survey 2017 Survey 2019 Survey 2021 Survey 2023 Change**

Transparency

Publication of existing import-export regulations on the internet Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
Stakeholders` consultation on new draft regulations (prior to their finalization) Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Advance publication/notification of new trade-related regulations before their implementation* Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
Advance ruling on tariff classification and origin of imported goods* Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
Independent appeal mechanism Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available

Formalities

Risk management Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
Pre-arrival processing Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Post-clearance audits* Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Separation of Release from final determination of customs duties, taxes, fees and charges Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
Establishment and publication of average release times Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
TF measures for authorized operators* Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Expedited shipments Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Acceptance of copies of original supporting documents required for import, export or transit formalities* Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar body* Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
National legislative framework and/or institutional arrangements for border agencies cooperation* Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Government agencies delegating border controls to Customs authorities* Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
Alignment of working days and hours with neighbouring countries at border crossings Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Alignment of formalities and procedures with neighbouring countries at border crossings Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available

Paperless Trade

Automated Customs System* Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Internet connection available to Customs and other trade control agencies* Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic Single Window System Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic submission of Customs declarations Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic application and issuance of import and export permit* Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic Submission of Sea Cargo Manifests Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic Submission of Air Cargo Manifests Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic application and issuance of Preferential Certificate of Origin Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
E-Payment of Customs Duties and Fees Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic Application for Customs Refunds Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Laws and regulations for electronic transactions Planning stage Not available Not available Not available Not available
Recognised certification authority Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic exchange of Customs Declaration* Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic exchange of Certificate of Origin Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic exchange of Sanitary & Phyto-Sanitary Certificate Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Paperless collection of payment from a documentary letter of credit* Not implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available

Transit Facilitation

Transit facilitation agreement(s)* Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Limit the physical inspections of transit goods and use risk assessment* Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Supporting pre-arrival processing for transit facilitation Fully implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available
Cooperation between agencies of countries involved in transit Partially implemented Not available Not available Not available Not available

Trade Facilitation for SMEs

Trade-related information measures for SMEs* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
SMEs in AEO scheme* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
SMEs access Single Window* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
SMEs in National Trade Facilitation Committee* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Other special measures for SMEs Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

Agriculture Trade Facilitation

Testing and laboratory facilities available to meet SPS of main trading partners* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
National standards and accreditation bodies to facilitate compliance with SPS* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Electronic application and issuance of SPS certificates* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Special treatment for perishable goods Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

Women in Trade Facilitation

TF policy/strategy to increase women’s participation in trade* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
TF measures to benefit women involved in trade* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Women membership in the National Trade Facilitation Committee or similar bodies* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

Trade Finance Facilitation

Single window facilitates traders access to finance* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Authorities engaged in blockchain-based supply chain project covering trade finance* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Variety of trade finance services available Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

Trade Facilitation in Times of Crisis

Agency in place to manage TF in times of crises and emergencies Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Online publication of emergency TF measures Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Coordination between countries on emergency TF measures Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Additional trade facilitation measures to facilitate trade in times of emergencies Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Plan in place to facilitate trade during future crises Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

Trade Facilitation for E-Commerce

TF measures for cross-border e-commerce* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available

Trade Facilitation and Wildlife Protection

Electronic application, issuance and exchange of eCITES* Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
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Trade facilitation score of 40.86% (2015)
Transparency: 40%; Formalities: 66.67%; Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation: 66.67%; Paperless Trade: 33.33%; Cross-Border Paperless Trade: 5.56%.

Transparency

Planning stage
Partially implemented
Planning stage
Planning stage
Planning stage
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Formalities

Planning stage
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Planning stage
Planning stage
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation

Fully implemented
Partially implemented
Planning stage
Partially implemented
Fully implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Paperless Trade

Partially implemented
Fully implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
Not implemented
Partially implemented
Partially implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Cross-Border Paperless Trade

Planning stage
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
Not implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.

Transit Facilitation

Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Fully implemented
Partially implemented
*) Not included in calculation of the trade facilitation score.
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