South African Customs Union Agreement

Botswana is a contracting member of the Southern African Customs Union Agreement hence, goods imported from or exported to South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland enjoys free movement without payment of customs duties or quantitative restrictions. Only local taxes, such as Value Added Tax, are levied on goods imported into Botswana or exports at destination country. Where there are some import prohibitions or restrictions, they will usually be confined to instances where the security, economic, social, and cultural interests of the importing country will be put at stake by such importation.

For further information on SACU, please visit the SACU Website.