Trade is critical to the Kingdom of 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 traders. Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) is part of Eswatini’s Trade Facilitation Programme under the auspices of the Eswatini National Trade Facilitation Committee (ENTFC), led by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade & supported by the World Bank Group.
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Information on trade, including laws and regulations, measures, standards, procedures, process maps, guidance notes, fees, forms, licenses and permit and customs tariff (organized by HS Code) as well as duty, fees, taxes, levies and applicable penalties in case of a breach.
Information on measures comprising of licensing and permit requirements, technical conformity standards, certification requirements and generally any form of authorization, inspection, verification, or other forms of control concerning export, import, and transit.
Information relating to international, regional and bilateral trade agreements to which Eswatini is a party, including the applicable rules, regulations and requirements and the opportunities for Eswatini on a product by product basis.
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Statement by His Majesty King Mswati III, Head of State of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Presented by the Rt.Hon.Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini during the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2020 at New York...Read
I am pleased to join you all today for the launch of the 2020 UNAIDS Global Report. This report comes at a time when we are confronting two pandemics which have shaped modern life. The AIDS pandemic changed the world in many ways 40 years ago. Today the COVID-19 pandemic is changing society and the way we relate to each other....Read
The Kingdom of Eswatini, like all other countries on the globe has been affected and impacted significantly by the corona virus pandemic and to this end the Government has lodged a request for budget support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the RFI purchase window. This facility will avail funds to cushion the budget and help address urgent balance of payment needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic....Read
The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade has stressed on the need to import fuel from South Africa instead of other countries...Read
The Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) aims to close the information divide between large businesses and micro, small, medium enterprises. That is the feeling of Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini. Yesterday, the premier led guests to the Eswatini Revenue Authority (SRA) headquarters in Ezulwini to kickstart ETIP, which became live yesterday. This is simply a ‘one-stop shop’ for trade information and it will benefit mainly exporters and importers. The portal, according to the PM, contains more than 430 documents from at least 22 different sources. They include legal documents, procedures, measures, forms, trade agreements and other pertinent market intelligence....Read
Prime Minister said the country’s trade information was kept in different Agencies and Ministries. Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini says the new Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) will provide a simpler, faster and lower cost trade facilitation environment for small, big, national & international businesses. From a perspective of a trader, this was cumbersome, not smart, time consuming and very costly. “Today, we are establishing a “one stop shop” for trade information; which goes live for the world to see.” Dlamini said. ...Read