This website has been specifically developed to assist all importers and exporters (traders) wishing to move goods or merchandise across the borders of Botswana.
In the following pages, traders will find all the available information required to either import into Botswana or alternatively export from Botswana.
By clicking on the various links on this website, all the necessary information regarding the processes and documents required by the various Botswana Government agencies to trade across the borders will be displayed.
In conjunction, all the regulatory requirements pertinent to the various commodities/industrial/mining and manufacturing sectors as decreed by the various Ministries are also available at the click of the mouse; as well as the relevant laws, Acts and other useful information.
It is recommended that, if you are in the business of international trading either within or outside Botswana or for that matter anyone who is travelling to/from Botswana, you register as a Member which will entitle you to additional services such as subscriptions to newsletters, tariff alerts, etc. and any new information that is likely to affect your business or alternatively your travels.
The SIIR was first published and implemented in 2008 and has recently been updated with reimplementation starting 1st January 2020. The main purpose of the SIIR is to control the quality of products prescribed hence the requirement for any person with intention to import any commodity prescribed in the SIIR to apply and be issued with a compliance certificate in respect of that commodity’. The Regulation states that ‘no person shall offload any substandard product into the Botswana market’. ...Read
The Trade Act, 2019 was passed by Parliament on 8th August 2019 and assented into Law on 28th August 2019....Read
Please note the following import restrictions as announced by the Department of Agribusiness on the 28 January 2020 ...Read
he African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) comprises fifty-five (55) countries with a combined population and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of about 1.6 billion people and more than US $3.4 trillion, respectively. The AfCFTA creates a single market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments as well as infrastructure development....Read
Botswana signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement on the 10th February 2019 during the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). This makes Botswana the 51st country to sign the Agreement. The Agreement provides to a market of 1.2 billion people with a GDP of $2.5 trillion across all 55 member states of the African Union....Read
Heavy rains and water logging at the site for package 2 of the Kazungula bridge project has caused delays in construction. This was highlighted by the district officer (development) Mr Mpho Leboane when briefing full council....Read