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Trade in Eswatini

Eswatini was the world’s 138th largest exporter of goods and 165th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $2.03 billion and $63 million USD respectively. Eswatini’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Chemicals, and Agricultural products. In 2022, Eswatini’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, with trade representing 91.42 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Eswatini is the world’s 165th largest importer of goods and 158th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $1.97 billion and $311 million USD respectively in 2022. Eswatini’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Agricultural products and Machinery and transport equipment. Leading import partners were South Africa, China and India. Eswatini is part of 7 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) – Accession of Egypt.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Kingdom of eSwatini

Abbreviation

SZ

Capital

Mbabane

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law

Language

Swazi, English

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Swazi lilangeni

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • Ministry of Commerce Industry and Trade

  • Intellectual Property Office

Industrial Property Offices

  • Ministry of Commerce Industry and Trade

  • Intellectual Property Office

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Sanitary measures:
    Dr. Roland S. Dlamini
    Director Veterinary Services
    Directorate of Veterinary Services
    Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
    Phone: +(268) 404 2731/9
    +(268) 404 6362

    P.O. Box 162

    [email protected]@gmail.com

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Eswatini Standards Authority
    Phone: +(268) 2518 4633
    Website: http://www.swasa.co.sz

    Plot 247 Mrabel Construction premises
    Kind Mswati 3rd Avenue
    11th Street
    Matsapha Industrial Site
    P.O. Box 1399
    Matsapha M202

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

https://www.ers.org.sz/portal/pageview.php

Trade Information Portal

https://www.eswatinitradeportal.com/

Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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