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Preview & Print


Steps (17) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Register a company online  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain licence to trade in agricultural produce  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register with Department of Agricultural Research  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain clearance of goods  (2) expand_more expand_less
Release of goods at the border  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 6 expand_more expand_less

One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC) (x 4)
Standard Lesotho Bank
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Department of Agricultural Research (x 7)
The Revenue Services Lesotho Asycuda World System (x 2)
Maseru bridge customs office (x 2)

Results 7 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of incorporation
Particulars of the company
Company extract
Agricultural trading licence
Confirmation of registration
Phytosanitary certificate
Exit note

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Online form
Form 01A - List of shareholders
Form 08 - Director's consent
LRA form - Director's details
National ID Card - certified
Ante-nuptial contract - certified
Certificate of incorporation
Power of attorney
Application form for Agricultural trading licence
Letter from a village Chief
Bank statement
Certificate of incorporation
Health Certificate
Payment advice (x 2)
Official receipt (x 2)
Application form for phytosanitary certificate
Proof of identification
Movement permit (x 2)
Phytosanitary certificate
Commercial invoice
Customs worksheet (x 2)
Proceed to border notice (x 2)
Single Administrative document
Commercial invoice - stamped at customs clearance office
Phytosanitary certificate.

Estimated cost LSL  680

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LSL expand_more expand_less
  • LSL Add Name Here
LSL 500
for incorporation fees
LSL 100
For a licence of a local individual
LSL 80
Sample testing fee for companies

Total Duration 3d 1/2 - 17d  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 3d 1/2 17d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 2h. 25mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 50mn 3h. 40mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 3d 1/2 16d

Laws 7 expand_more expand_less

Agricultural Marketing Act 26 of 1967 Agricultural Marketing Act 26 of 1967
  Sections 3, 4, 7
Agricultural Marketing Trading regulations 1974 Agricultural Marketing Trading regulations 1974
  Sections 1st, 2nd & 3rd schedule, 3, 4, 4 1st and 2nd schedule ,  Articles 1st schedule, 1st schedule, Item 2, Item 2
Companies Act 2011 Companies Act 2011 on application for incorporation; on articles of incorporation; on time to register documents
  Articles 5, 6, 7, 87.2, schedule-form 1, schedule-form 2, schedule-form 8
Companies Act  Regulations 2012 Companies Regulations 2012 on identification documents; on general requirements for documents; on application for company incorporation; on articles of incorporation; on certified copy of ID documents for directors; on standard articles of incorporation for a private company (developed by the Registrar); on company registration fees
  Articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 16, 21, schedule 2, schedule 6A, schedule 7
Customs and Excise Act Customs and Excise Act
  Chapters III ,  Sections 1, 2, 12, 40, 41, 42, Chap V
Finance Act
Plant Protection Policy for Lesotho Plant Protection Policy for Lesotho
  Chapters 1, 3, 4
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