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
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...