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Issuance of Horticultural Products Permits

Overview

This service enables Importers and Exporters to import/export their horticultural produce. The restriction on the importation of horticultural produce is administered through CAP 43:08 Control of Goods Prices and other Charges Act using Import and Export of Agricultural Product Regulations. Individuals are not required to apply for a permit for personal consumption. 

Who is eligible?
  • Registered a company with the Registrar of Companies for a Trading Licence
  • Registered with the Council for Hawker's/Street Vendor's Licence
How do I get this service?

Interested citizens and businesses are required to visit the nearest Agribusiness Promotion Office with relevant supporting documents.

The authorised Permit Issuing Officer will complete, at the time of application, a permit form with specific details which include;

  • Quantities and type of crops to be imported
  • Border post of entry (Only one border post allowed per entry)
  • Country of produce import
  • Endorsement at the border post
  • Complete a horticultural crop import permit
  • Endorse the expiry date of the import permit
  • Authorize and issue the import permit
What supporting documents are required?
  • A certified copy of a valid National Identification card (Omang)
  • An original and valid trading licence
  • An original and valid hawkers licence 
  • A valid and original Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Certificate
  • A Letter of Authorisation to apply on behalf of the Company
How long will this service take?

One (1) working day

How much does it cost?

The issuing of a permit is free, but the applicants must apply for Sanitary and Phytosanitary certificate at BWP 300.00

Where can I get more information on this Service

DEPARTMENT OF AGRIBUSINESS PROMOTION (DABP)

District Offices Contacts DISTRICT

CONTACTS

Kgatleng, Mochudi

Tel: 5729874, Fax: 5729031

Central, Serowe

Tel: 4630473, Fax: 4710672

North East, Francistown

Tel: 2412092, Fax: 2415291

Chobe, Kasane

Tel: 6250029, Fax: 6250013

Chobe, Pandamatenga

Tel: 6232020, Fax: 6860670

North West, Maun

Tel: 6860327, Fax: 6860670

Ghanzi, Gantsi

Tel: 6596049, Fax: 6596044

Kgalagadi, Tsabong

Tel: 6540300, Fax: 6543039

Southern, Kanye

Tel: 5440121, Fax: 5440128

South East, Ramotswa

Tel: 5391444, Fax: 5390159

Kweneng, Molepolole

Tel: 5921828, Fax: 5921824

Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security
Department of Agribusiness Promotion
Private Bag 00298
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 3689706/3689709 
Fax. (+267) 3972381 
 

Call Centre
Tel.17755 
Email. moa17755 [at] gov.bw

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

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