As part of its key efforts to make cross-border trade easier for the Botswana business community, the Government of Botswana through Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has developed the Botswana Trade Portal. This is a virtual platform whose aim is to make available, in a single integrated website, all regulatory trade related information for import and export in Botswana.

The Trade Portal aims at providing real time, transparent and predictable trade information, and by so doing increase the compliance level and reduce the cost of doing business for traders.

Botswana Trade Portal contains the following:

• Information on trade including laws and regulations, applicable fees, standards, procedures, guidance notes, forms, licenses and permits

• Information on applicable tariffs for all trade agreements that Botswana is signatory to

• All bilateral, regional and international trade agreements that Botswana is party to, including applicable rules, regulations and requirements.

• Procedures and requirements for import or transit goods

• Updates on trade news, announcements and events

• Links to other important information sources

• An Enquiry Point for trade related questions

The following are the agencies represented on this website.  For  further information see their conatcts and links below

The Botswana Trade Portal Host

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre

Botswana Investment & Trade Centre aims to work with investors to enable a good business environment that meets the needs of investors as they make their investments. [TOP]

 Contacts

 Botswana Investment & Trade Centre

 Plot 543351, Central Business District

 Private Bag 00445, Gaborone, Botswana

 Phone: +267 363 3300

 Fax: +267 317 0452

     www.gobotswana.com


Botswana Government Ministries

 

Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry Botswana

Contacts

Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry

Private Bag 004, Gaborone

Phone: +267 360 1200

Fax: +267 397 1539

The Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry Botswana's (MITI) mandate is to provide a conducive environment for growing the economy and creating wealth through investment, industrialization, economic diversification and trade. [TOP]

 

Ministry of Defence Justice and Security

Contacts

Ministry of Defence Justice and Security

Private Bag 00384, Gaborone

Phone: +267 369 8200

Fax: +267 318 5761

The Ministry of Defence Justice and Security exists to provide safety, protection and promote human rights and rule of law through effective implementation of relevant national policies and programmes to achieve national peace and tranquility. [TOP]

 

Ministry of Agriculture Development and Food Security

Contacts

Ministry of Agriculture Development and Food Security

Private Bag 003, Gaborone

Phone: +267 368 9000

Fax: +267 319 1806

The Ministry of Agriculture Development and Food Security is to develop on a sustainable and competitive basis the agricultural sector by improving farm incomes, generating employment opportunities and raw materials for agriculture businesses; and conserving agricultural natural resources through the promotion and adoption of appropriate technologies and management practices. [TOP]

 

 

Ministry of Employment Labor Productivity & Skills Development

Contacts

Ministry of Employment Labor Productivity & Skills Development

Private Bag 516, Gaborone

Phone: +267 373 2600

Fax: +267 397 5665

The Ministry of Employment Labor Productivity & Skills Development mandate is to promote gender equality, provide labor, occupational health and safety, civil registration, migration, citizenship and coordinate graduate internship and vocational training. [TOP]

 

Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism

Contacts

Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism

Private Bag BO 199, Gaborone

Phone: +267 391 4955

Fax: +267 315 8586

The Ministry of Environment, Natural, Resources Conservation and Tourism was established in recognition of the need to bring environmental issues under one roof for better coordination of policies, strategies and programs. [TOP]

 

Ministry of Health and Wellness

Contacts

Ministry of Health and Wellness

Private Bag 00514, Gaborone

Phone: +267 362 2500

Fax: +267 391 0648

The Ministry of Health and Wellness exists to promote and provide comprehensive quality health services to the nation. [TOP]

 

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development

Contacts

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development

Private Bag 0038, Gaborone

Phone: +267 390 1186

Fax: +267 391 3473

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development aims to mainstream and promote youth participation in community and civic affairs ensuring that youth programmes engage the youth and are youth-centered. [TOP]

Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing Development

Contacts

Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing Development

Private Bag 007, Gaborone

Phone: +267 395 8500

Fax: +267 391 3303

The Ministry of Infrastructure, and Housing Development exists to deliver quality building infrastructure, promote socio-economic oriented technological research and safe application of nuclear technology in partnership with its stakeholders to enhance economic diversification and efficiency. [TOP]

                                      

 

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Contacts

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Private Bag 00414, Gaborone

Phone: +267 361 2000

Fax: +267 397 1117

The Ministry of Transport and Communications was formed to drive the development and utilization of ICTs and integrated transports services. [TOP]

 

Ministry of Mineral Resources Green Technology & Energy Security

Contacts

Ministry of Mineral Resources Green Technology & Energy Security

Private Bag 0018, Gaborone

Phone: +267 365 6600

Fax: +267 390 9368

The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources has the portfolio responsibility to coordinate development and operational activities in the energy, water and minerals sector. [TOP]

 


Other Organisations Affecting Trade 

 

Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS)

Contacts

Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS)

Private Bag BO 48, Gaborone

Phone: +267 390 3200

Fax: +267 390 3120

www.bobstandards.bw

BOBS was formed with the primary objective of formulating Botswana Standards and cordinating quality assurance activities in Botswana with a mission to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Botswana [TOP]

 

 

Botswana Unified Revenue Services

Contacts

Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS)

Private Bag 0013, Gaborone

Phone: +267 363 8000

Fax: +267 363 9999

www.burs.org.bw

The Botswana Unified Revenue Services' (BURS) mandate is to perform tax assessment and collection functions on behalf of the government and to take appropriate measures to counteract tax evasion on the one hand, and to improve taxpayer service to a much higher level on the other hand. [TOP]

 

Air Botswana

Contacts

Air Botswana

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport

Phone: +267 368 8400

Fax: +267 397 4802

www.airbotswana.co.bw

To be a safe, reliable customer centric and sustainable air line that support the growth of tourism, trade and other economic sectors of Botswana. [TOP]

 

 

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority

Contacts

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)

Phone: +267 395 7755

Fax: +267 395 7976

www.bocra.org.bw

To regulate the communications sector for the promotion of competition, innovation, consumer protection and universal access. [TOP]

 

 

Botswana Railways

Contacts

Botswana Railways

Private Bag 0052, Mahalapye

Phone: +267 471 1375

Fax: +267 471 1385

www.botswanarailways.co.bw  

Botswana Railways is a state-owned railway company that transports bulk freight, parcels and passengers. [TOP]

 

 

Statistics Botswana

Contacts

Statistics Botswana

Private Bag 0024, Gaborone

Phone: +267 367 1300

Fax: +267 395 2201

www.statsbots.org.bw

Formerly Central Statistics Office (CSO), Statistics Botswana is the principal data collecting, processing and disseminating agency responsible for coordinating, monitoring and supervising the National Statistical System. [TOP]

 

BECI

Contacts

BECI

Private Bag BO 275, Gaborone

Phone: +267 318 8015

Fax: +267 318 8017

www.beci.co.bw

BECI is the only credit insurer in Botswana, wholly owned by Botswana Development Corporation (BDC). Its primary function is to develop and equip businesses with Trade Credit Insurance policies to protect them from the danger of non-payment by credit customers. In addition, the company now offers a selection of business growth tools, such as Invoice Discounting, Debt Collection and Construction Bonds and Guarantees.

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