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Steps (15) arrow_drop_up arrow_drop_down
Obtain licence to trade  (4) expand_more expand_less
Import permit for (Legumes, Meat fruits and vegetables)  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain plant import permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain clearance of goods  (4) 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 8 expand_more expand_less

One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC) (x 3)
Central Bank of Lesotho
Central Bank of Lesotho
Ministry of Trade and Industry
C.T. Poopa consulting attorney & notary public
Department of Agricultural Research (x 3)
The Revenue Services Lesotho Asycuda World System (x 3)
Lesotho Revenue Athority (LRA) 5
Maseru bridge customs office (x 2)

Results 4 expand_more expand_less

Signed Agricultural trading licence
Permit to import fruits & vegetables
Plant import permit
Exit note

Required Documents expand_more expand_less

Letter from a village Chief
Bank statement
Certificate of incorporation
Payment advice (x 2)
Filled agricultural trader's licence
Passport
Agricultural trader license certificate (x 2)
Tax clearance certificate
Company extract
Certificate of Incorporation
National ID Card - certified
Application form for plant import permit
Phytosanitary certificate.
Permit to import fruits & vegetables
Payment reference - plant import permit
Official receipt
Customs worksheet
International veterinary certificate
Commercial invoice
Bank deposit slip
Assessment notice
Proceed to border notice (x 2)
Manifest
Single Administrative document
Commercial invoice - stamped at customs clearance office

Estimated cost LSL  205

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LSL 100
For a licence of a local individual
LSL 5 -
LSL  5 per page
for a certified copy of the National ID card
LSL 100
Plant import permit fee for companies

Total Duration 1d 1/2 - 4d 1/2  expand_more expand_less

  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 1d 1/2 4d 1/2
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 35mn 1d 1/2
Attention at counter: 55mn 2h. 20mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 1d 3d

Laws 9 expand_more expand_less

Agriculture Marketing Act No.26 of 1967 Agriculture Marketing Act No.26 of 1967
Customs and Excise Act
Finance Act
Legal notice no. 28 of 1992 - Agricultureal Marketing regulations Legal notice no. 28 of 1992 - Agricultural Marketing regulations on importation of fruits and vegetables and on application for permits
  Articles 3, 4
Legal Notice No.141 Agricultural Marketing (Meat Import Control) Legal Notice No.141 Agricultural Marketing (Meat Import Control) on importation of meat for permit
  Articles 3, 4
Legal Notice No.178 of 1986. Agricultural Marketing (Import of beans & peas). Regulation 1986 Legal Notice No.178 of 1986. Agricultural Marketing (Import of beans & peas). Regulation 1986 on importation of beans and peas for permit
  Articles 3, 4
Oaths and Declarations Regulations 1964 Oaths and Declarations Regulations 1964 On charges (free) and form of attestation certificate
  Articles 9, 10
Plant Protection Policy for Lesotho Plant Protection Policy for Lesotho
Value Added Tax Act No 9 of 2001 Value Added Tax Act No 9 of 2001
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