Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer.
All imported goods are subject to a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 14 percent. Goods exported from Botswana are not subject to VAT. The SAD 500 is the only form required for external trade. Many shippers report excessive delays in shipping times across SADC borders (particularly South Africa), with negative economic consequences. Work has been done to improve transit procedures and simplify bonding requirements, but progress has been slow.