Seychelles: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
For 2019, 80% of Seychelles’ total intra-Africa trade was with South Africa and Mauritius. 53% of intra-Africa exports were to Mauritius, mainly frozen fish and pleasure boats. Exports of these two products account for 86% of Mauritius’ total intra-Africa exports. The main products Mauritius imports from the rest of the African continent are mainly food products (olive oil, frozen fish, citrus fruit and wine) and sawn wood. Due to intra-Africa trade being dominated by trade with South Africa and Mauritius, only 15% of Seychelles’ intra-Africa exports and 1% of intra-Africa imports are to and from African countries outside COMESA and SADC. 73% of these exports and 40% of these imports are to and from Ivory Coast. The main products exported are frozen fish levied 10% import duties in Ivory Coast while almost all imports into Ivory Coast are of duty-free products, including navigation instruments, sawn wood and electronic equipment. The only products levied tariffs are pineapples and watermelons (15% duties on each).