How to Apply for a Trade License in Botswana

How to Apply for a Trade License in Botswana

What is a Trade License?

Business licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow individuals or companies to conduct business within the government’s geographical jurisdiction. It is the authorization to start a business issued by the local government. 

How to Apply for a Trade License in Botswana

Trading Licence Application Form. You are here. Home ›; Information Centre ›; Documents. File Attachment: PDF icon Trading Licence Application Form.pdf.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a trade Licence in Botswana?

Non-refundable application fee of BWP 100.00. License duplicate is BWP 100.00.

How can I get a trading license online?

a) Type or input in the address area on top of your screen. b) Select ecitie online payment. c) Select Login then input COIN and Password ( or PIN) d) Click “Login” to submit. g) Select “Add Business Applications” so as to apply for Trade License for a particular year.

What is the Trade License Act Botswana?

Act 5, 2004, S.I. 21, 2008. An Act to simplify trade licensing procedures; to empower a licensing committee in a council to issue trade licences within the council area; to provide for comprehensive regulation of trade and formatters incidental thereto. This Act may be cited as the Trade Act.

What is the difference between trade license and commercial license?

It is the most basic trade license available and covers a variety of available and tangible commodities such as general trading, clothes, real estate, hardware, construction, etc. A Commercial License is used for companies who wish to have more than ten business activities under their acquired trade license.

Do you need a trading license?

Who needs a market trading licence? You’ll need a street trading licence if you want to sell goods or commodities and food and drink from the road, footpath or any other part of the public highway.

What is the purpose of a trading licence?

A trade license is a document/certificate that gives permission to the applicant (person seeking to open a business) to commence a particular trade or business in a particular area/location.

Where can I get a trading license?

To apply for a trade license in Kenya, the applicant has to contact the concerned trade licensing office in the county where the business intends to operate in.

Is trade license and professional license same?

Commercial License – issued to a company engaged in any kind of trading activity. Industrial License – issued to a company engaged in any kind of manufacturing or industrial activity. Professional License – issued to service providers, artisans, professional and craftsmen.

What is a B2B license?

B2B content licensing is the leasing of or renting of a specific piece of existing content – guide, research study, book, etc. — for a specific period of time.

Is trade license and trademark registration same?

Assignment of a trademark is a transfer in the ownership of the trademark registration. Whereas in licensing, the ownership and proprietary rights of the trademark continue to remain with the original owner, but only a few restricted rights to use the brand are given to the third party.

What is license in international trade?

An international business licensing agreement involves two firms from different countries, with the licensee receiving the rights or resources to manufacture in the foreign country. Rights or resources may include patents, copyrights, technology, managerial skills, or other factors necessary to manufacture the good.