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Issuance of Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) Certificate


To coordinate all efforts aimed at diversifying the country’s sources of economic growth and income in such a way that the country becomes more or less equally dependent on all sectors of the economy through the implementation of the Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) Short-term Strategy and the EDD Medium to Long-term Strategy.

Who is eligible?

Businesses registered in Botswana engaged in manufacturing, service provision (excluding agents/ distributors/retailers/resellers etc.) and agricultural production.

How do I get this service?
  • Fill in and submit the application form to register under the EDD Initiative to register online (Confirm link) or
  • Download, complete and submit the EDD Application Form with supporting documents to the nearest Department of Industrial Affairs (DIA).
  • ​The applicant will be notified of the outcome via SMS.
  • Collect EDD Certificate
What supporting documents are required?
  • Certified copy of the certificate of registration and / or incorporation
  • Certified copy of a valid relevant license/ Registration Certificate or the letter of waiver
  • Copy of Tax Clearance Certificate Application to transfer a Licence
  • Financial statements for the enterprises with an annual turnover of below P500 000
  • Audited financial statements, for those enterprises with an annual turnover of P500 000 and above
  • Projected financial statements for enterprises who have been operating for less than a year
How long will this service take?

Ten (10) working days.

How much does it cost?

No cost.

Where can I obtain this service?

Economic Diversification Drive Unit

Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry

Plot 54380

Central Business District (CBD)

Private Bag 004


Tel. (267) 3601200


Department of Industrial Affairs

Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry

Annex Building

Plot 54380, Central Business District, Gaborone

Private Bag 0014


Tel: 3957406/3995200

Fax: 3972910

Where can I get more information on this Service

Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry
Private Bag 004
Plot 54380, Central Business District
Tel. (+267) 3601200
Fax. (+267) 3971539
Email. mitipru [at]

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