Import Licensing/Permit

Seychelles' trade policy allows for goods to be imported from any Customs Territory around the world, as long as they are not prohibited under Seychelles' law.


There is only one import licensing system in Seychelles, which applies to restricted items.  An importer intending to import restricted goods is required to apply for an import licence through the Import and Export Division of the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment which acts as a one-stop shop for processing these applications and  a facilitator in the whole process of obtaining the licence.  However the decision to grant or reject an application lies with the  relevant Ministries and Departments or Government Agencies.


- Customs Management (Prohibited and Restricted Goods) 2020

- Customs Management (Prohibited and Restricted Goods) 2019

- Full list of restricted and prohibited goods.....

- Applications for permits......