Standards Import Inspection Regulations


The SIIR was published on the 12th September 2008 in the Botswana Gazette and its implementation started on the 1st April 2009.
The main purpose of SIIR is to prevent and reduce the dumping of prescribed products into Botswana market with the objective of protecting the consumer from health hazardous products and potential deceptive practices.
The Regulation states that ‘no one shall import any commodity prescribed in the SIIR unless that person has applied for and has been issued with a compliance certificate in respect of that commodity’. The Regulation also states that ‘no person shall offload any substandard product into the Botswana market’.


Last Modified on 9/17/2014 3:00 PM