Botswana Trade Commission

  • Mandate


    To regulate export and import of goods within the Common Customs Area and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

  • Vision


    An organisation of reckon in promotion of fair trade and industry competitiveness.

  • Mission


    To promote fair trade through the administration of trade instruments and provision of technical advice in trade and industry matters.

  • Core Values

    Core Values

    • Integrity
    • Excellence
    • Accountability
    • Innovation
    • Teamwork
  • Tariff Amendments

    Tariff Amendments

    Tariffs are meant to protect and ensure competitiveness of SACU industries. There are three (3) types of tariff amendments: Decrease in the rate of customs duty (tariffs); Increase in the rate of customs duty; and Creation of rebate and drawback provisions.

  • Trade Remedies

    Trade Remedies

    Trade remedies or trade defence instruments are measures enacted to defend the local industry against unfair competition from imports. These are World Trade Organisation (WTO) measures domesticated through national regulations on Anti-dumping; Countervailing; and Safeguard Measures.

  • Infant Industry Protection

    Infant Industry Protection

    Infant Industry Protection (IIP) is a temporary measure in the form of additional customs duty, intended to enable newly established industries in the lesser developed member states to withstand competition from other producers in or outside the Common Customs Area.

  • Import/Export Control

    Import/Export Control

    Import and export of goods are regulated for health, safety and environmental purposes. In some instance control of goods is done for the promotion of growth, sustainability, and competitiveness of the domestic industry as well as to ensure availability of raw materials.

BOTC Engages the Business Community

Business community

Botswana Trade Commission-BOTC embarked on an aggresive campaign to take its mandate to the business Community. The Commission visited Francistown and Selibe Phikwe to host awareness campaings for the Business Community in February 2022.

BOTC rolls out mandate on Gabz FM

business kraal

Botswana Trade Commission-BOTC undertook a mandate rollout on GABZ FM hosted by the Business Kraal to rollout her mandate to the public from 31st March 2022 to 21st April 2022.

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