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About BEDIA

The Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority (BEDIA) is an autonomous private sector led organisation mandated by an act of parliament (1997) to encourage, BEDIA Buildingpromote and facilitate the establishment of export-oriented enterprises and selected services which will result in economic diversification, rapid economic growth and creation of sustained employment opportunities.

The Authority is also entrusted with the task of identifying market outlets for locally manufactured products and construct factory building for setting up of manufacturing enterprises. BEDIA also works closely with the Government of Botswana to ensure that the country has a conducive investment climate.

BEDIA acts as the first point of contact for potential investors in Botswana and literally takes the investor by hand and helps him clear all formalities. BEDIA prides itself in the professional service that it provides to investors and it is 'THE FRIEND OF THE INVESTOR'.

Vision

We will be globally recognized as a leading trade and investment agency in Southern Africa.

Mission

To promote investment in export-oriented activities which will result in rapid economic growth and sustained employment opportunities in accordance with Botswana's social and economic policies and objectives.

Values

  • Accountability

We work to clear purposes and defined outcomes within identified parameters using transparent, quality and consistent processes and reporting as necessary to stakeholders.

  • Ethical behaviour

We are open, honest and consistent in all business dealings. We conduct business in a professional and ethical way.

  • Responsiveness

We work with stakeholders in a way that is consultative, timely and innovative to best meet their changing needs.

Services

BEDIA is dedicated to providing support and services to both potential investors and existing industrialists by:

  • Identifying investment opportunities in the country
  • Providing investment advice
  • Identifying joint venture partners
  • Organising visits and meetings between economic operators in the country and potential investors
  • Assisting in obtaining factory shells
  • Assisting in obtaining pre-investment clearances (work and residence permits, licences etc)
  • Providing both economic and trade statistics
  • Organising both inward and outward investment missions to familiarise potential investors with the investment climate in the country
  • Organising fairs, exhibitions and contact missions to market Botswana products.
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