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Trade in Seychelles

Seychelles was the world’s 144th largest exporter of goods and 98th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $464 and $879 million USD respectively. Seychelles’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by manufactures, and fuels and mining products. In 2020, Seychelles’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Bermuda, France and the Cayman Islands, with trade representing 135.95 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Seychelles’s import values were $1133 and $449 million USD respectively in 2021. Seychelles’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were the United Arab Emirates, British Virgin Islands and Germany. Seychelles is part of 4 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
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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

Republic of Seychelles

Abbreviation

SC

Capital

Victoria

WTO Membership Date

26 April 2015

Legal System

mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law

Language

Seselwa, English, French

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

Seychellois rupee

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Habib Bank Limited Seychelles - Victoria, Seychelles - SWIFT: HABBSCS1

Contact Information

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

Business Support Organizations

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Trade Division
    Ministry of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning
    Phone: +248 4 382 056
    Website: http://www.seychellestradeportal.gov.sc

    P.O. Box 313
    Liberty House

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministry of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning
    Trade Division
    Phone: (+248) 438 20 00
    Website: http://www.seychellestradeportal.gov.sc

    P.O. Box 313
    Victoria
    Mahe

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

Trade Information Portal

https://tradeportal.sc/

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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