Trade is critical to the Kingdom of Eswatini’s future, and a driving force for economic growth. An enabling environment for trading is one that allows faster, fairer, more predictable, and transparent processing and clearance of imports and exports—all at the lowest cost to traders. Eswatini Trade Information Portal (ETIP) is part of Eswatini’s Trade Facilitation Programme under the auspices of the Eswatini National Trade Facilitation Committee (ENTFC), led by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade & supported by the World Bank Group.
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Statement by His Majesty King Mswati III, Head of State of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Presented by the Rt.Hon.Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini during the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2020 at New York...Read
I am pleased to join you all today for the launch of the 2020 UNAIDS Global Report. This report comes at a time when we are confronting two pandemics which have shaped modern life. The AIDS pandemic changed the world in many ways 40 years ago. Today the COVID-19 pandemic is changing society and the way we relate to each other....Read
The Kingdom of Eswatini, like all other countries on the globe has been affected and impacted significantly by the corona virus pandemic and to this end the Government has lodged a request for budget support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the RFI purchase window. This facility will avail funds to cushion the budget and help address urgent balance of payment needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic....Read
The export similarities between member states is said to be a major contributor to the low intra COMESA and COMESA – rest of Africa trade. ...Read
Following the pronouncement allowing import car dealerships to continue bringing cars into the country not older than 11 years, Eswatini’s rules remain one of the most flexible in the SACU region....Read
A report from the Fifth Trade and Trade Facilitation Sub-Committee meeting of COMESA which was held virtually has indicated that the region’s average growth slowed down in 2019 to 5.2% from 6.0% in 2018 and is projected to decrease to 0.6% in 2020...Read