Welcome to the Lesotho Trade Portal

This website will help importers and exporters find all the information they require to import goods into Lesotho and export goods from Lesotho.
 
Click on the links on this page to look at information about all the Ministries involved in the import/export process, the regulatory requirements specific to each commodity, the relevant laws and regulations and other useful information.
 
Click here to access the basic principles of export and import from Ministries and Agencies.
 
By registering as a Member you will be able to subscribe to additional services like subscriptions to newsletters, alerts for announcements or new information relevant to your business and more.  Click here to learn more about Member Services and how to subscribe.

Click here to view a movie that explains the benefits of the Lesotho Trade Portal and gives a brief outline of its features.


This website is currently available in English only.  A Sesotho version will be available in the near future.

 


Latest Announcements

NOTICE: Proof of Payment on goods Purchased from South Africa
NOTICE: Proof of Payment on goods Purchased from South Africa

Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) wishes to remind all border users of the requirement by South African Revenue Services (SARS) to attach Proof of Payment made by the Lesotho importer (s) to the South African suppliers on indirect supplies i.e. goods for which VAT was paid to the supplier in South Africa and the importer is taking the responsibility to ferry such goods out of South Africa....Read

CHINA INTERNATIONAL IMPORT EXPO (CIIE) - NOVEMBER 2018
CHINA INTERNATIONAL IMPORT EXPO (CIIE) - NOVEMBER 2018

The Kingdom of Lesotho has been invited by the government of China to participate at the CHINA INTERNATIONAL IMPORT EXPO...to be held in Shanghai, China during the period 5 - 10 November 2018. ...Read

FIRST SITTING OF THE LESOTHO COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON TRADE (LCCT)
FIRST SITTING OF THE LESOTHO COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON TRADE (LCCT)

The Lesotho Coordinating Committee on Trade (LCCT) (as narrated in this write-up) will have its first sitting on 28 September 2017 as indicated by the Honourable Minister of Trade and Industry in his remarks on Friday, 15th September 2017 during the launch of this committee...Read

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Latest News


Press Release - Letšeng Diamond Recovers the 5th Largest Diamond in the world
Press Release - Letšeng Diamond Recovers the 5th Largest Diamond in the world

Press Release - Letšeng Diamond Recovers the 5th Largest Diamond in the world...Read


Lesotho's Mining Legal Reforms
Lesotho's Mining Legal Reforms

The 20th to 21st of November 2017 marked the second multi stakeholder forum, specifically aimed at reforming several old Mining sector codes which currently do not sufficiently respond positively to the developmental millennium demands of the mining sector for socio economic developments. This forum was held on a warm sunny day, at Lesotho Avani, located alongside and towards the cliff of the only hill within the city boundaries of Maseru...Read


Liqhobong and Kao Host Comminities Lodge their Grievences Before the Hon Minister
Liqhobong and Kao Host Comminities Lodge their Grievences Before the Hon Minister

The Ministry of Mining has embarked and instigated yet another new campaign to visit the affected host communities around commercially operating mines. This is done as one of the Ministry's responsibilities stipulated in the Mineral and Mining Police 2015 as thus "to enforce compliance with set standards and regulations by all role players in the sector." ...Read