SWAZILANDLogistic and forwarding services in Swaziland
Gross national product (GNP)
USD 3.63 Mrd.
GNP per person
Financial exports to Switzerland
CHF 3.05 Mio.
Financial imports from Switzerland
CHF 0.83 Mio.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Swaziland
Relations between Switzerland and Swaziland are good, but are not very intensive. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation conducts activities in the country within the framework of its regional programme for Southern Africa.
Direct trade between the two countries is at a very modest level, as Swiss products sold in Swaziland are imported via South Africa. Swaziland is a member of the Southern African Customs Union (together with South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Namibia), and a partner to the free trade agreement concluded by that organisation with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Dimensions and weights
The metric system is the official dimension system.
Lilangeni (E) = 100 Cents
ISO code: SZL
Import licences are required for some goods. Unless the recipient specifies otherwise, the import provisions applicable for the Republic of South Africa apply here. There is a customs union and a currency agreement between Swaziland and the Republic of South Africa.
Foreign currencies are allocated by the commercial banks in accordance with the import licence.
General sales tax: 14%
Terms of payment and tenders
Deliveries based on letters of credit are standard. Documents against payment only in exceptional cases. Invoices in EUR.
Correspondence should fundamentally be in English.
Designations of origin
No special regulations. If there could be doubts about the country of origin of the goods as a result of the inscription or other labelling, indicate this. “Made in …” is recommended where applicable. Packages must have the standard marking.
Standard marking for packaging with an indication of the country of origin. There are special labelling regulation (ask the importer).
The regulations set out under “Packaging” for the Republic of South Africa apply.
The information set out under “Product samples” for the Republic South Africa apply.
Shipping and accompanying documents
a) Commercial invoices, 1 copy, english (see Republic of South Africa);
b) Certificates of origin are not required;
c) Bills of lading uncertified;
d) Postal packages up to 31,5 kg: 1 international dispatch note and 1 customs declaration in English, 3 customs invoices.