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Procedure NameTrading License


Trading License

Responsible Agency       

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade


Inter-ministerial Building

Block 8 Level 1

P.O Box 451

Mbabane, Eswatini

Phone: +268 2404 3201/6


Legal base of the Procedure

Trading Licenses Order 1975


SZL 50 to SZL 10,000 (most likely a general services or manufacturing company would pay a license of SZL 3,000 to SZL 5,000, therefore SZL 4,000 is a reasonable estimate for this fee)


Required Documents


Type of information

1 Completed trading license application form



Bank statement, proving the directors have enough funds to run the company


Lease agreement/proof of ownership of the company location


Company tax registration


Certificate of inspection by the health department or city council


Memorandums and articles of association (3 copies)


Receipt of license fee payment

8 King’s Consent: Section 8 of the Trading Licences Order/Recommendation letter from Swazi Commercial Amadoda On Swazi Nation Land


Citizenship certificate-ID and graded tax-copies- (Directors) Temporary resident permit (if you are not Swazi)


Certificate of incorporation  


Minister’s authority For farm or private property


Process Steps

Step 1

The applicant completes an application form to be submitted to the licensing officer along with all other required documents.

Step 2 Advertisement for the license is done within 3 working days, the advertising fee is E50.00 payable at the Regional Revenue Office where the application is submitted.  

Step 3

After 3 working days the trading license will be issued.



The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
A complete list of existing Directors and Alternate Directors must always be given. The date should always be shown whether or not it is in respect of an old or a new appointment.12-04-202012-04-2020Ministry of Commerce Industry and TradeThis is Dowload File
Annual Return of a Company Having a Share Capital (In pursuant to Section 151 (1) of Act No. 8 of 200916-04-202016-04-2020Ministry of Commerce Industry and TradeThis is Dowload File
Trading Licenses Order requirement in compliance with the The Trading Licences Amendment Act No. 9 or 2011 and The Shop Hours Act No. 9 of 201116-04-202016-04-2020Ministry of Commerce Industry and TradeThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
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