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About the Portal

Trade is critical to Eswatini’s future, and a driving force for economic growth. An enabling environment for trading is one that allows faster, fairer, more predictable, and transparent processing and clearance of imports and exports—all at the lowest cost to the traders. Eswatini Trade Information Portal is part of Eswatini’s Trade Facilitation Programme under the auspices of the National Trade Facilitation Committee, Led by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade & supported by WBG-IFC. The portal is scheduled to go live in Q3 2020. Subscribe to get launch alerts!

Portal Highlights

The Portal's rich database is searchable by commodities, legal documents, procedures,
forms, measures, standards, and requirements. 

Trade laws, regulations, standards, procedures and guidance notes 

Tariff (organized by HS code), fees, taxes, levies and applicable penalties 

Non-tariff measures including any form of authorization, inspection, verification and other forms of control on trade 

Trade agreements rules, regulations, requirements and opportunities for Eswatini traders 

Downloadable forms including applications, licenses, and permits related to various trade procedures 

Links to ministries, departments, regulatory bodies and private institutions involved in trade and trade promotion 

In the News


GOVT LAUNCHES TRADE INFORMATION PORTAL 

The government of Eswatini, through the ministry of commerce industry and trade, has launched the Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP). The portal will bring export and import-related regulatory information and step-by-step guidance on a single platform to allow traders, investors and consumers a smoother interface with the regulatory and procedural steps needed to facilitate their businesses, ultimately driving collective economic growth. Making his presentation during the launch at the Hilton Garden Inn yesterday, ETIP team leader Trevor O’Regan said the ETIP responds to the requirements of the Trade Facilitation Agreement, ratified by the government in November 21, 2006 to support growth of international trade. Read More ...

TRADE PORTAL TO SIMPLIFY TRADE PROCESSES FOR SMEs 

The Small Enterprise Development Company (SEDCO) believes that the Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) will reduce opportunity cost of time and simplify the process for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Eswatini Trade Information Portal was launched by the ministry of commerce, industry and trade last Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn. SEDCO Senior Manager Strategy and Organisational Performance Themba Dlamini said currently SMEs had to visit multiple government’s offices and agencies for documentation requirements to trade, hence the portal would play a vital role in that aspect. He said they welcomed the establishment of the trade portal and applauded the ministry for the initiative. Read More ...

Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) on Kusile Breakfast Show

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