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Information Guide

For your import license

The application file contains:

  • Copy of the Commercial Register;
  • Tax Identification Number (NIF);
  • Certified true copy of the original articles of association for legal persons
  • Copy of identity document for natural persons.

Tariffs and rights

Burundi applies since 2009 the Common External Tariff of the East African Community (EAC)

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Contact information
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism,
Foreign Trade Department
Phone. : +257 22 22 59 53/257 22 22 68 37
Email: info@mincommerce.gov.bi
Website: www.mincommerce.gov.bi

Import to Burundi

The applicant must specify in his application, the products he wants to import. The Ministry analyzes the demand, especially if the products to be imported do not have a negative impact on the health of the population. The Ministry of Public Health is involved in this work.

It is after the analysis work that the decision to grant the Import License is delivered or not to the applicant.

Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures, Burundi does not maintain a licensing system to administer quantitative restrictions, imports would be subject to a declaration of import licensing. 'import.

This means that the quantity to be imported is not considered in the analysis of the import license application file. This import declaration is delivered by the Burundian Revenue Office (OBR).

Promotion of entrepreneurship

The Ministry in collaboration with the Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burundi (CFCIB) organizes Fairs for the public with the aim of promoting the entrepreneurial sector and especially to make known the different products made in Burundi . Having a commercial activity and honoring the requirements of fair organizers are the main prerequisites for those who want to participate.