International Trade Agreements

As a general rule, goods exported from one country to another are liable to customs duties and local taxes in the importing countries. There may however be situations where such imposts may be exempted in accordance with any Trade Agreement, which may exist between the exporting country and the importing country. To that end, Botswana has entered into some Trade Agreements with other countries and economic communities through which certain goods of Botswana origin are granted duty free and or quota free access in the markets of those countries or economic communities. Conversely, imports into Botswana under such Trade Agreements enjoy customs duty concessions and/or quota free access status.