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In Botswana, commodities are classified using the HS Code (Harmonized System) which is compliant with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Common External Tariff which is applicable to all 5 member states (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland).

You can view the tariff currently applicable to each commodity by using the search facilities below.

To obtain the detail on duties and excise payable on each commodity imported from outside the SACU Common Customs Union (CCU), you can either search by HS Code or Description.

If you want to search by HS Code please enter 2 (Chapter), 4 (Sub-chapter), 6 (Sub-heading) or 8 (Commodity Code) digits.

If you wish to search by description it is advisable to enter a key word (i.e. pipes, diamond) initially and gradually narrow the search base by becoming more specific. Be advised that to initially enter a detailed description (i.e. plastic pipes) will return 'no result'. However, enter the word 'pipes' and then look through the commodity codes listed containing the high-lighted word 'pipes' until you have reached the required commodity.

Please refer to the Searching for commodity-related information under the Help tab for a more detailed explanation as to how to utilise this function.

Schedule 1 – Part 1 of the tariff refers to the Customs duty applicable to all commodities. You can view these duties by using the interactive search facilities below.

Schedule 1 - Part 2A comprises Specific Excise Duties. Please click on the link to view the schedule. 

Schedule 1 - Part 2B comprises Specific Ad Valorem Excise Duties. Please click on the link to view the schedule. 

Schedule 2 – Part 1 refers to Anti-Dumping Duties which apply to certain products imported from certain countries.  Please click on the link to see the list of products and the rate of duty applicable. 

Schedule 2 – Part 2 & 3 refers to Countervailing and Safeguard Duties which apply to certain products imported from certain countries.  Please click on the link to see the list of products and the rate of duty applicable. 

Schedule 3 refers to Industrial Rebates which apply to certain products imported under certain circumstances.  Please click on the link to see the list of products and the rate of rebate applicable.

Schedule 4 refers to Specific Rebates of Customs Duties which apply to certain products imported under certain circumstances.  Please click on the link to see the list of products and the rate of rebate applicable.

Schedule 5 refers to Drawbacks and Refunds of Specific Duty which apply under certain circumstances.  Please click on the link to see the list of products and the rate of rebate applicable.

Schedule 6 refers to rebates and refunds of excise duties which apply under certain circumstances.  Please click on the link to see the list of products and the rate of rebate applicable.

Schedule 8 refers to Licensing Fees. Please click on the link to see the list of products and the fee applicable.

Schedule 9 refers to Specific Rebates of Customs Duties which apply under certain circumstances.  Please click on the link to see the list of products and the rate of rebate applicable.

Disclaimer

"The tariff published in this website is the latest version of the official SACU tariff published in 2015. BURS is currently in the process of updating the Asycuda Customs clearance system to bring it up to date with the most recent changes.  However, until this exercise is complete, you may find that some discrepancies exist in the HS code nomenclature.   If you find such a discrepancy or you require further clarification about the HS classification or any of the tariffs you should consult BURS directly. Please be advised that within SACU, the Accounting Unit (AU) utilised to signify the different rates of duty, excise applicable , is the equivalent of South African Rand (R) and thus the use of the 'R' notation is interchangeable with 'AU'.

 
 
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If you want to search by HS Code please enter 2 (Chapter), 4 (Sub-chapter), 6 (Sub-heading) or 8 (Commodity Code) digits