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Procedure NameExport Permit for Fish and Fish Products



Responsible Agency       

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

Address: Box 24, No. 80 Constitution Road-Maseru

Phone: +266 22322741


Legal Base Agriculture Marketing Act No. 26 of 1967

Processing time

3-5 working days and applications are only accepted on Mondays














Required Documents


Type of documents




Two copies


Commercial Invoice


Import Permit from competent authority in the importing country


Veterinary Health Certificate from importing country


Trader’s License

Only required first time


Used permit from previous export consignment

Process Steps

Step 1

The applicant submits the application together with the supporting documents to the Department of Livestock Services, Import and Export office

Step 2

Department of Livestock Services, Import and Export office processes the application

Step 4

Issues the Veterinary Export Permit and signs the Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the importing country







The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
This in terms of Legal Notice 241 Regulations 199215-01-201426-11-2020Ministry of Agriculture and Food SecurityThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Export Permit for Fish and Fish Products Permit RequirementMinistry of Agriculture and Food SecurityThis process represents the procedure for obtaining a permit to export fish/fish products. The permit is in the form of a formal document (serialized with a prescribed format). Exportation is subject to compliance with relevant export requirements, as stipulated on fish import permit issued by the destination country. All business process flows, processing steps and applicable legalization for fish and fish products model those for application for Veterinary Export Permit for animals and animal products. Only the application and the resulting permit format is different due to the nature of the product. Agricultural Marketing 196731-12-9999Good