Importing and exporting goods in Swaziland
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Importing and exporting goods in Swaziland

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Goods imported into Swaziland may be cleared under one of the following customs procedures within seven (7) days of the date on which they are deemed to have been imported:
  • Home consumption
  • Warehousing (later cleared for home consumption or re-export)
  • Transit/in bond
  • Temporary admission
If goods are not cleared with seven days of importation, there are penalties.
  For customs clearance purposes, the importer should submit a customs declaration document, supporting documents (invoice, transport document, certificate of origin, permits and any other document that may be required for verification purposes). Clearance for warehousing, transit/in bond or temporary admission requires a security that will cover the duties and taxes suspended.

 Exportation Goods exported from Swaziland may be exported under one of the following customs procedures:
  • Permanent export
  • Temporary export
  • Re-export
For customs clearance purposes, the exporter should submit a customs declaration document, supporting documents (invoice, F178, permits and any other document that may be required for verification purposes). 
Swaziland complies with the ASYCDA system and the codes required on the import/export documents are listed below:
Customs (ASYCUDA) Codes
It is of the utmost importance to capture the correct codes when declaring imports or exports. capturing the wrong codes results in inaccurate customs data and may lead to delays for an importer/exporter. 
Below are the codes used by the ASYCUDA++ system.
Model of Declaration (Purpose Codes)

These tell you what you are dealing with, whether it's export or import; for consumption or temporary.
EX1 Permanent Export
EX2 Temporary Export
EX3 Re-export
EX8 Export Transit
IM4 Entry for home use
IM5 Temporary importation
IM6 Re-importationIM7Entry for warehousing
IM8 Transit declarationIM9Other customs procedure
FE4 Passenger Declaration (Form E)
EXC9 Excise-Domestic and SACU Products

For more information on import and export in Swaziland, please contact our customer services team on 442070960264

5 Comments to Importing and exporting goods in Swaziland :

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folding campers on 02 November 2011 08:32
Goods exported from Botswana to any other country will, where applicable, be charged customs duties and local taxes at the destination country unless there is a Trade Agreement between Botswana and that country exempting goods coming from Botswana from such payment.
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Damon for sale on 08 November 2011 05:28
Swaziland has experienced both Balance of Trade surplus as well as balance of payment surplus in the recent the years.
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Ncobile Magagula on 29 January 2012 19:04
DataNet Swaziland is doing a great job in providing high quality software ensuring effeciency in ASYCUDA. This has improved the effectiveness at the border gates. Traders appreciation.
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freelance writing jobs on 01 March 2012 19:30
System of import in Swaziland is a little unusual for us. But you will understand it, just keep researching
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ideal casino on 28 September 2012 10:57
hmm...I never knew, that Swaziland makes import/export. Thanks for the news!
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