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Procedure NameImport 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













Required Documents


Type of documents




Two copies


Performa Invoice


Trader license


Quota from Diary Board on Milk and Milk Products

(for milk products only)


Previous used permit for the last imported consignment


Quota form from Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing

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 3

Authorize the Import permit and Veterinary Health Certificate

Step 4

Issues the Veterinary Import Permit with conditions stipulated and a Veterinary Health Certificate for signature of exporting country Veterinary Officer










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
Import Permit for Fish and Fish Products Permit RequirementMinistry of Agriculture and Food SecurityThis process represents the procedure for obtaining a permit to import live fish/fish feed/fish products. The permit is in the form of a formal document (serialized with a prescribed format). Importation is subject to compliance with relevant import requirements, as stipulated on fish import permitAll business process flows, processing steps and applicable legalization for fish and fish products model those for application for Veterinary Import Permit for animals and animal products. Only the application and the resulting permit format is different due to the nature of the product. Protection of Fresh Water Fish Proclamation31-12-9999Good