Investment climate in Swaziland

The Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland continues to work to develop and improve investment and trade policies, in particular to facilitate ease of doing business in the country.

Swaziland offers a number of comparative advantages for potential investors, including reasonable labor costs, positive labor relations, relatively high education levels, increasing access to finance and good physical infrastructure.

Wage rates in Swaziland are close to the other middle income countries but remain lower than in neighboring South Africa.

Incentives to invest in Swaziland include repatriation of profits, provision of factory shells at competitive rates and exemption from duty on raw materials to manufacture goods to be exported outside the SACU.

Regulatory Framework

Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA)

The Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA) was created through an Act of parliament, the Swaziland Investment Promotion Act 1998.

Mission

Promote and facilitate foreign direct and local investment in Swaziland, with the objective of creating the wealth necessary to enhance the Social and Economic Development of the Kingdom and its people.

Trade Promotion Unit

TPU arranges and coordinates participation by exporters at regional and overseas trade fairs and exhibitions, organises trade missions to target markets and assists with the production of promotional material.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade supports private sector enterprises by promoting goods produced in Swaziland on world-wide markets

Information about Investment climate in Swaziland has been summarized as follows;

Development partners of Swaziland
Double Taxation Treaties in Swaziland
Exports of Swaziland
International Trade Agreements with Swaziland
Investment Authority of Swaziland
Investment guarantees in Swaziland
Investment Incentives in Swaziland
Investment opportunities in Swaziland
Natural resources of Swaziland
Trading partners with Swaziland
Shipping status
Swaziland Stock Exchange

For more reading

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/2012/191241.htm

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/2013/204738.htm

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