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MTI launches National Trade Policy framework and National Trade Export Strategy
MTI launches National Trade Policy framework and National Trade Export Strategy

Maseru- 3rd December 2020, The Ministry will launch National Trade Policy and National Export Strategy on 10th December 2020 at Avani Lesotho at 11:30.The National Trade Policy framework (NTP framework) is a strategic development tool with specific focus and clear directives to guide both public and private in the promotion of domestic and international trade. The NTP framework has been developed in the context of Lesotho’s 2020 Vision and the National Strategic Development Plan II. It provides transparent guidelines to implement the GOLs trade agenda and identifies goals aimed at advancing Lesotho’s development for all investors, both domestic and foreign....Read

LRA announces implementation of Rent Relief subsidy
LRA announces implementation of Rent Relief subsidy

Maseru, 14th  October 2020: The Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA), today held a news conference intended to announce and explain the process that will be  followed as the Authority implements the Government – Sponsored Rent Relief Subsidy. The rent subsidy is meant to assist businesses that are struggling as a result of the COVID- 19 pandemic national lockdown....Read

Closure of Non-Commercial Borders
Closure of Non-Commercial Borders

Maseru, 18 March 2020: The Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) wishes to inform the general public that due to the rapid spread and severity of the Coronavirus, the Government of the Republic of South Africa resolved, to close all Non- Commercial Borders between Lesotho and South Africa, effective from Monday 16th March 2020. ...Read


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PUBLIC NOTICE- DUBAI EXPO 2021
PUBLIC NOTICE- DUBAI EXPO 2021

The United Arab Emirates is hosting an International Expo from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022 in Dubai under the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" The Dubai Expo 2020 Provides an opportunity for Lesotho Private Sector to establish businesses in Dubai after the Expo with benefits like Free workspace as well as VISAs....Read


Outbreak of Notifiable Avian influenza in Lesotho
Outbreak of Notifiable Avian influenza in Lesotho

The Department of Livestock Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security received a report of high mortality of layers (over 500 birds dead) in a mixed farm located at Ha Penapena on 28 May 2021. The Department has taken the following measures with immediate effect to curb the spread of the disease: 1) Disinfection and decontamination 2) Official disposal of carcasses. 3) Placing the affected farm and surrounding areas (10 km radius) under quarantine with immediate effect. 4) Banning of exportation of poultry and poultry products from the borders of Lesotho. 5) Tracing of contact farms....Read


Restriction on Importation of Poultry and Poultry Products from South Africa Following an Outbreak of Notifiable Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Restriction on Importation of Poultry and Poultry Products from South Africa Following an Outbreak of Notifiable Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Ministry of Agriculture, Marketing and Food Security through the Department of Livestock Services has instructed the following control measure to minimise the risk of Avian Influenza. -Banning the importation of Poultry and Poultry products from Gauteng Province with immediate effect - Permits will now only be issued from the Department of Livestock Services headquarters in Maseru...Read


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