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Source: WCO/Eswatini Revenue Authority

03.04.2020

The Government of Eswatini declared the COVID-19 outbreak a National Disaster and further
released Corona Virus (COVID-19) Regulations of 2020 (appended).


The Eswatini Revenue Authority (SRA) has adequate legislative framework, policies, processes
and procedures to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. For example the SRA is implementing the
National Disaster Management Act, 2006 in line with Schedule 4 of the Customs and Excise Act,
1971 - which provides for a rebate of Customs duty on goods imported for the relief of distress of
persons where there is a national disaster. Furthermore the SRA Risk Management Committee
has approved an Infectious Disease Emergency Plan which is further supported by Operational
Response strategies.


Furthermore the SRA is implementing the following measures:


 Fast tracking of the clearance of goods for the fight of the COVID-19, i.e. medicaments.
Clearance can be done after, controls still exercised.
 Enhanced collaboration with other stakeholders i.e. Health (communication to clients through
one channel, joint inspections, etc.)
 Collaboration with neighboring countries: sharing of information on national developments that
impact the movement of goods across the border.
 Provision of PPE to the staff, sensitization on the pandemic.


Further Information: http://www.wcoomd.org....../natural-disaster/covid_19/eswatini...




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