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  • Export Info/Licences

Documents required

  • A Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • A trade register
  • A payment slip of 10,000 Frs drunk
  • A letter of request
  • A photocopy of identity

Contact information

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism,
Directorate General of Industrial Property
Commune Mukaza, Bujumbura-Burundi
Mango Avenue
Finance Administrative Building No 419
Phone. : +257 22 22 59 53/257 22 22 68 37
Email: info@mincommerce.gov.bi
Website: www.mincommerce.gov.bi

In Burundi, people wishing to export must have an export license. The Department of Foreign Trade within the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism is responsible for issuing this License.

The request is addressed to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. The applicant must specify in his application, the products he wants to export.

The Ministry in charge analyzes the demand, especially if the products to be exported are sufficient at the local level. It is after this information relating to the offer at the local level that the decision is made. The local market must have these products in sufficient quantity for the Ministry to issue this License to the applicant.

angle-left Penetration in the International Market

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism has taken the strategy of organizing and financing participation in market prospecting trips or international fairs with the aim of knowing the markets for the flow of Burundian products. and if possible establish partnerships with other economic operators in the region.

For market prospecting visits, there are no specific requirements. Only, the sectors of the markets to be visited are communicated to the entrepreneurs, if they are interested, these entrepreneurs take care of themselves and it is especially the large companies which participate in these trips to prospect for regional and international markets.

Women who are also interested and able to participate are not excluded from these trips.