Payment of Customs Duties and Import VAT


The clearance of goods involves the lodgement of a goods declaration with supporting documents (e.g. import/export permit, certificates of origin, etc.) and the payment of applicable duties and taxes. Where there are no prohibition or restriction on importation of goods, goods may be released to an importer as long as payment has been made to BURS. Such payment may be deferred by a month for traders registered with BURS for that purpose otherwise payment becomes due and payable at time of importation.
Assessed customs duty and VAT is payable in Botswana Pula, in cash or bank guaranteed Cheque.