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Procedure NameImport Permit from Ministry of Finance


Import Permit

Responsible Agency       

Ministry of Finance Building, Mhlambanyatsi
Address: Ministry of Finance Building, Mhlambanyatsi Road, Mbabane, Swaziland

Mbabane, Swaziland

Phone: +268 2404 8145/9


Legal base of the Procedure

Import Control Regulations 1980 ,

Legal Notice No. 182 Of 2020,

Legal Notice No. 183 Of 2020

Legal Notice No. 60 Of 2000

The Customs and Excise Act, 1971

The Sales Tax Act, 1983

The Value Added Tax Act, 2011


 Stamp duty fee of E25 is paid for every E2,000 of the value of the goods

Required Documents


Type of information



Application form - Import Permit for Commodities

Application for permit to import controlled commodities 

Process Steps

Step 1


Applicant downloads the application form and gathers all required supporting documents in seven (7) copies

Step 2

Applicant  should buy Revenue Stamps and attach it to application

Step 3 Applicant submits the application and supporting documents (all copies) to the Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Department, MOF.
Step 4 The  Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Department processes the application, and with all correct documents issues the Import Permit for Commodities applied for.
Step 5 

For motor vehicles, applicant rcieves through email the issued permit from MoF

For other commodities, the applicant collects the issued permit and proceeds to import the commodity in accordance with customs formalities and subject to compliance with relevant import requirements

Step 6 

A copy of the permit and related information are filed for record keeping at Trade Policy Section of MOF.





The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Details of goods for which an Import Permit is required. Individual items with f.o.b. cost in Emalangeni must be shown separately. Attach extra sheets if necessary and they should be stamped and signed. 12-02-202012-02-2020Ministry of FinanceThis is Dowload File
Private Application Form for Import Permit21-02-202025-09-2020Ministry of FinanceThis is Dowload File
Application form for Import Permit for None-Governmental Organizations21-02-202025-09-2020Ministry of FinanceThis is Dowload File
Application Form for commercial use25-09-202025-09-2020Ministry of FinanceThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Import Permit from Ministry of FinancePermit RequirementMinistry of FinanceImport permits are required for importation of certain goods from outside the Customs Union area. Importers of goods listed below are expected to obtain an import permit from the Ministry prior to importation of the goods in question. (Note: The list of goods is not exhaustive. Items are added and taken off as the government dictates). 1. Used Motor Vehicles 2. Used Earthmoving Equipment 3. Used Clothing 4. Used Tires/ Tire Casings 5. Used Footwear 6. Used Textiles 7. Mineral Fuels 8. Mineral Oils 9. Automotive Parts 10. Arms 11. Drugs 12. Gold and Other Precious Metals 13. Wild Animal Products 14. Agricultural Products (wheat, flour, dairy, maize, rice) 15. Electrical appliances 16. Human Remains 17. Meat/Animals The import permit is obtained from the Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Section of the Ministry of Finance, through download and completion of an application form. Import Control Regulations 198009-09-9999Good