Requirements for the Import Permit

Individual

  • A valid trading license
  • National Identity Card
  • Personal details – full name, postal and physical address and contact details
  • Tax Identity Number
  • Application letter

Company

  • Tax Identity Number
  • A valid trading license
  • Company Certificate
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Postal and Physical Address
  • Application letter
  • Contact details – mobile and telephone numbers for company and contact person

Contact information

National Agricultural Marketing Board (Namboard)
Plot No. 1A
Corner Masaleskhundleni & Mbhabha Street
Manzini
P.O. Box 4261, Manzini
Tel: +268 2 505 5314 / 55315
Fax: +268 2 505 4072.
Email: info@namboard.co.sz
Web: www.namboard.co.sz

Eswatini imports are largely agricultural products in their primary form, and the Ministry of Agriculture, National Agricultural Marketing Board (NAMBOARD) is tasked with the responsibility to regulate importation of scheduled agricultural products.

NAMBOARD has an Inspectorate Unit which implements all statutory measures related to importation of scheduled agricultural products. Applying the NAMBOARD Act 1982, this Unit is responsible for registration of traders, distributors and wholesalers, issuance of import and transit permits and monitoring the trade or movement of scheduled agricultural products within the country and across borders.

Any person wishing to engage or who is engaged in importing for commercial purposes is required to register with and obtain a permit from NAMBORD. Registration and permit application can be done online by sending an email to info@namboard.co.sz

Permit renewals

Import permits expire after 30 calendar days. A five-day grace period is given to retire a permit, after which you will be penalized for late return. When retiring a permit, a holder is required to bring the original permit and all declaration forms.