'Facilitating Cross-Border Trade to Foster Economic Growth in Botswana'


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. 

Click here to learn more about Member Services and how to subscribe.
Below is a video about the Botswana Trade Portal

Latest Announcements

Import Notification-Department Agribusiness Botswana

Please note the following import restrictions as announced by the Department of Agribusiness on September 27, 2017 ...Read

Suspected Outbreak Of Foot And Mouth Disease (FMD) In Ngamiland

Farmers and the general public are hereby informed of the suspected outbreak of the foot and mouth disease in Namanyane Crush, Sehithwa extension area in Ngamiland District. This comes about after the report from farmers of sighting cattle that were showing suspicious signs. Officals from the Department of Veterinary Services followed up the allegations and found animals that were showing signs that are consistent with the disease. ...Read

Import Notification

Please note the following import restrictions as announced by the Department of Agribusiness on September 8, 2017 ...Read

Latest News


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

Zambia and Botswana sign OSBP Contract
Zambia and Botswana sign OSBP Contract

Zambia and Botswana have signed a contract with Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Company Limited of China (AFECC) for the construction of One Stop Border Post (OSBP) facilities at Kazungula Border on the Zambian side at a cost of more than K263 million....Read

BOBS trains importers
BOBS trains importers

Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) will on Thursday 11th August 2016 conduct a workshop for traders where information regarding the Standards (Import Inspection) Regulations will be discussed. The workshop will be held at BOBS offices starting 0830hrs and all importers are invited to attend. ...Read

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