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Procedure Name Special Economic Zones License



Responsible Agency       

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade

The Special Economic Zones Committee


Mhlambanyatsi road

Sibekelo Building 

1st floor,North wing 

P.O Box 451

Mbabane, Eswatini

Phone: (+268) 2404 6747/8688



Legal base of the Procedure

Special Econimic Zones Act, 2018


 licence E150 000.00

 Renewal E 50 000.00


Required Documents


Type of information



Prescribed form


Business Registration License


Certification of incorporation


Environmental compliance


Import permit


License relevant to industry of enterprise


Lease agreement



Process Steps

Step 1

The applicant shall write a formal letter to the Principal Secretary of Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade, and also obtain the prescribed form for an appropriate licence or for renewal (after 12months) of the licence.

Note: The applicant may also send the application to the developer of SEZ, namely; Royal Science and Technology Park or Eswatini Civil Aviation Authority


Step 2

The applicant shall apply in the prescribed form to the Committee and shall receive a letter of acknowledgement withing two weeks

Step 3

On receiving an application for a licence or for renewal of a licence, the Committee shall assess the specific engineering and financial plans, financial viability, and environmental and social impact of the applicant's proposed special economic zone project, as appropriate.

Step 4

The Committee issues the appropriate licence or renew a licence after the approval of Cabinet within One (1) month

Step 5

The applicant makes payment of the prescribed annual fee with the treasurer after receiving a letter of approval from the committee

Step 6

Upon payment, the applicant provides proof of payment, and receive their license within a week.



The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Form26-10-202026-10-2020Special Economic Zones Committee-Ministry of Commerce, Industry and TradeThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Prohibition of importation of goods bearing false trade description or false trade markProhibited GoodsMinistry of Commerce Industry and TradeGoods Bearing False Trade Description or False Trade Mark are prohibited from importation False trade description means any representation which, if made in connection with the supply or possible supply of goods or with the promotion by any means of the supply or use of goods, would constitute a contravention of paragraphs (a), (d) or (i) of section 7.Fair Trading Act, 2001 training 09-09-9999Good