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Issuance of Import Permits (Industrial Products, Bread loaves and Pie Pastries)


Import Permits are primarily for statistical purposes and controlling of imports.

Who is eligible?
  • Any licenced individual 
  • Botswana registered business entity
How do I get this service?
  • Download,  complete and submit CONTROL OF IMPORTS APPLICATION FOR IMPORT PERMIT  OR  APPLICATION FOR AN IMPORT PERMIT BREAD LOAVES AND PIE PASTRIES (reg. 4(2)) at the Department of International Trade with assistance of an officer.
  • In case of importation of some industrial food staff or beverages not existing in the SACU market there is a need to bring a letter of consent from Ministry of Health and Wellness. For other SACU market non existing industrial products, there is a need to bring letter of Standards approval from Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS).
  • Pay an application fee before the permit is issued.
What supporting documents are required?
  • Certified Trading/Industrial/Hawkers License copy inclusive of line of trade
  • In case of a company, certified Certificate of Incorporation and line of trade copies
  • Certified copy of valid National identity card (Omang)
How long will this service take?

One (1) working day.

How much does it cost?
  • P50.00 Administration fee for Industrial Production
  • P100.00 Administration fee for Bread Loaves & Pie Pastries
Where can I obtain this service?

Regional Co-operative Officer

Gaborone Regional Office

Private Bag 0083


Tel: 3121090

Fax: 3121060


Regional Co-operative Officer

Gantsi Regional Office

P O Box 152


Tel: 6596271

Fax: 6596177


Regional Co-operative Officer

Francistown Regional Office

P O Box 304


Tel: 2412339

Fax: 2421551


Tsabong Co-operative Officer

Tsabong Regional Office

P O Box 249


Tel: 6540026

Fax: 6540087


Regional Co-operative Officer

Maun Regional Office

P O Box 403


Tel: 6860419

Fax: 6861622



Regional Co-operative Officer

Kasane Regional Office

P O Box 222


Tel: 6250339

Fax: 6251068


Regional Co-operative Officer

Molepolole Regional Office

Private Bag 23


Tel: 5920529              

Fax: 5920300


Regional Co-operative Officer

Selibe Phikwe Regional Office

Private Bag 47

Selibe Phikwe

Tel: 2610629

Fax: 2613339


Regional Co-operative Officer

Serowe Regional Office

P O Box 61


Tel: 4630292

Fax: 4633070


District Co-operative Officer

Letlhakane District Office

Private Bag 20


Tel: 2976754  

Fax: 2978426


Hukuntsi District Officer

Hukuntsi District Office

Private Bag 001


  Tel: 6510380


District Co-operative Officer

 Mahalapye District Office

Private Bag 71


Tel: 4713432  

Fax: 4713253


Mochudi District Officer

Mochudi District Office

Private Bag 003


Tel: 5777644/57

Fax: 577733

Where can I get more information on this Service

 Department of International Trade

Private Bag 0073




Tel: +267 3685353

Fax: +267 3188380

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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