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Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) Registration


All Central Government, Local Authorities and Parastatal Organizations are required to purchase locally manufactured products and services. Therefore, eligible enterprises should register for the Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) initiative and be issued with an EDD certificate that is used for tendering. 

Who is eligible?

Locally registered businesses engaged in manufacturing, service provision (excluding agents/ distributors/retailers/resellers/ etc) and agricultural production.

How do I get this service?
  • Download and complete the EDD Application Form, submit with supporting documents to the nearest Department of Industrial Affairs (DIA).
  • ​The applicant will be notified of the outcome via SMS, if successful, they have to collect the certificate 
What supporting documents are required?
  • A certified copy of the certificate of registration and / or incorporation
  • A certified copy of a valid relevant license/ Registration certificate or the letter of waiver
  • A Copy of Tax Clearance Certificate Application to transfer a Licence
  • Financial statements for the enterprises with an annual turnover of below BWP 500,000.00
  • Audited financial statements, for those enterprises with an annual turnover of BWP 500,000.00 and above
  • Projected financial statements for enterprises who have been operating less than a year
How long will this service take?

Ten (10) working days.

How much does it cost?

No cost.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Ministry Public Relations office

Public Relations office

Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry

Plot 54380

Central Business District (CBD)

Private Bag 004


Tel. (267) 3601200


Department of Industrial Affairs

Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry

Annex Building

Plot 54380, Central Business District, Gaborone

Private Bag 0014


Tel: 3957406/3995200

Fax: 3972910


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