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Botswana, formally the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country situated in Southern Africa. Botswana is committed to sound fiscal policy, economic freedom and has a stable and a dramatic growth rate. Botswana doesn’t have foreign exchange controls or restrictions on capital outflows from financial institutions, thereby facilitating investor activity. Botswana has implemented practices in its legal code for over 40 years to guarantee investor protection, enabling for a competitive and accessible investor market. The nation is a signatory to the World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and other agreements that assure maximum security for investors.

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 Company Formation in Botswana

  • To register the company, the entrepreneur must submit a completed application form, along with the name reservation certificate and the declaration of compliance of statutory requirements for company registration.
  • Botswana LLC must have no more than 25 shareholders and a minimum of one shareholder and one director,
  • The representative office is 100% foreign owned and controlled, it is not allowed to make direct sales in Botswana. Such an office will only engage in activities such as promoting the business of the parent company and market research

Company Registration in Botswana – Licensing

  • An industrial license can be obtained from the Industrial Affairs Department, Ministry of Trade and Industry; or obtain a trade license from the Gaborone City Council

Accounting and Tax and Tax for Company Registered in Botswana

  • Corporate tax is only 15% for manufacturing companies and IFSC companies. Zero corporate tax under a Development Approval Order
  • Duty free and quota free access to EU market
  • Lowest personal income tax, the highest bracket is 25% and register for VAT at the Department of Customs & Excise
  • No foreign exchange controls
Type Limited Liability Company/Branch office
Under Botswana law, foreigners can own 100%
Share Capital None
Directors Minimum One
Shareholders Minimum One
Memorandum and Articles of
Can the entity hire expatriate staff in
Tax Registration Certificate required Yes
Statutory audit required Yes
Secretary No
How long to open Corporate Bank Account 1 week
Timeframe to Incorporation 3-4 weeks
Annual Return Yes
Annual Tax Yes
Access to Uganda double-tax treaties Yes

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