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Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI)
Export of ferrous and non-ferrous metal waste and scrap
27/02/15
CONTROL OF GOODS, PRICES AND OTHER CHARGES ACT AND TRADE ACT, (STATUTORY INSTRUMENT NO.153 OF 2014)
GUIDELINES FOR EXPORT OF FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS METAL WASTE AND SCRAP

The Ministry of Trade and Industry wishes to inform the public and scrap metal dealers (exporters and metal foundries/processors) that Government has developed guidelines through the Control of Goods, Prices and Other Charges Act and Trade Act, to control the export of ferrous and non-ferrous metal waste and scrap. The guidelines were published in the Government Gazette dated 31st December 2014, Statutory Instrument No.153 of 2014.

The objective of this Instrument is to improve accessibility of the scrap metal to local metal foundries/processors in order for them to maximize their production. Implementation of these guidelines is anticipated to increase domestic production and attract Foreign Direct Investment, which would lead to employment creation.

In this regard, all exporters and processors of ferrous and non-ferrous metal waste and scrap, are required to provide the following documents to the Ministry to be issued with exports permits:

  1. BURS Tax Clearance Certificate
  2. I.D (Omang) /Passport of Managing Director
  3. Copies of Registration of Incorporation or Business Registration Certificate
  4. Copies of Shareholding certificates

In order to be issued with export permits, all scrap dealers seeking to export ferrous and non-ferrous metal waste and scrap are advised to register and obtain application forms from: 
       
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Department of Industrial Affairs
Private Bag 0014
Gaborone
Tel: 3957406;   Fax: 3972910

Physical Address: Ministry of Trade and Industry Building, Plot 54380, CBD, First Floor (behind the High Court Building).  This instrument takes effect from 1st of April 2015.

For further clarifications, please contact:

Mr. Mpho Martin or Ms. Segametsi Maphane

These guidelines take effect from 1st April, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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