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Tete Market opportunities

TETE Market opportunities

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is implementing the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) project which is supporting the development of a roadmap for Agro-processing Special Economic Zone and promoting Malawi value added exports into regional and international Markets.


Under this project, MITC has identified potential markets for various Malawi value added products in Tete, Mozambique. A team of officials from MITC will in May visit Tete to hold discussions with potential supermarkets and buyers who have shown interest to stock Malawian products in their various shops.


MITC is therefore calling upon interested companies who would like to explore and expand their market reach in Tete to express their interest by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Alternatively, call 01 771 315 and request to speak to Mr. Ronald Chapinda, Trade Promotion Officer or call him directly on cell number 0999958175.

 
Export Requirements

PUBLIC NOTICE


NEW REQUIREMENTS WHEN EXPORTING AGRI-COMMODITIES TO INDIA

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre wishes to inform all exporters of agro commodities to India that the Plant Quarantine (PQ) Department of India has announced that they will not extend any relaxation to non-compliance of Methyl Bromide fumigation for agri-commodities exported to India with effect from 1st April, 2017. This means that any consignment/cargo arriving without Methyl Bromide fumigation from the port of loading will be rejected by the PQ Department.

According to the communication the reasons for need to use Methyl Bromide are:

• Methyl Bromide is the only effective fumigant that can eradicate pests and insects across all four stages i.e. Egg, Larvae, Pupae and Adult.

• All other known fumigants can only eradicate live adult pests and insects. Therefore, the eggs, larvae and pupae in the cargo can metamorphose into adults in transit and affect India's bio-security and affect her soil and crops.

All exporters not using Methyl Bromide are further advised to contact the Plant Quarantine Department through MITC or Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development (Department of Agricultural Services) to discuss the following permissible options:

a. Alternate fumigants: All countries using alternate fumigants need to submit technical efficacy data, test data proving that the fumigant is effective in eradicating pests, insects across all the four stages i.e. egg to adult to the PQ Department. The Department will study the data and if they are satisfied with the results, the Department will allow the use of the said fumigant.

b. System Approach: The PQ Department is willing to explore the System approach wherein a team from the Indian PQ Department will visit the country of export, do a detailed study of their systems from cultivation till export. If the entire system / process gives the team the confidence that the system followed will not allow pests and insects, etc to be present in the cargo, and the same is following an SOP which is being strictly monitored by a reputed agency/department. The Department will allow such cargo fumigated by that country to be imported without MBR fumigation

c. Pre-inspection of cargo: The Department is also willing to consider pre-shipment inspection process.

For more information, please contact Mrs Thandie Phulusa or Mr. Tadala Muhara on 01771315. Alternatively email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
General Procurement Notice

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
The Republic of Malawi

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA): Nacala Rail & Port Value Addition Project

1. The Republic of Malawi has received a grant from the African Development Bank's Fund for African Private Sector Assistance to finance the Nacala Rail & Port Value Addition Project.

2. The main goal of the Technical Assistance project is to improve on the efficiency and competitiveness of local businesses in the Nacala Corridor to enable them to take advantage of the newly constructed transport infrastructure, and to achieve accelerated economic and social growth in Malawi.

The specific objectives are as follows:
• Building the capacity and facilitating access to market and financial resources to growth oriented agribusiness entrepreneurs in selected rural and semi-rural areas in the Nacala Corridor region.
• Supporting farmer institutions to improve capacity for advocacy and provision of relevant services to enhance sustainability.
• Building the capacity of smallholder farmers to catalyze change of mindsets and gain a better understanding of farming as a business.

3. The project includes the following components:

Component 1 – Capacity building of stakeholders: Involving a preparatory phase that will include a scoping study and a call for proposals to select champion agribusiness SMEs followed by diagnostics, training and coaching of the Champion SMEs; farmer groups and smallholder farmers.
Component 2 - Access to market: Including a desk analysis of potential markets; identification of linkages of farmer groups and SME champions; assistance for contract negotiations; support for quality compliance and linking Champion SMEs to simplified market information systems.
Component 3 - Access to finance: Involving the fostering of dialogue and networking between SMEs, farmer groups and partnering banks. Component will also include assisting SMEs to develop business plans and adopting appropriate financial management systems and capacity building for loan officers in SME and agribusiness risk assessment and product design for marketing officers.


4. Procurement of goods and services will be in accordance with the Bank's Rules and Procedures for the Procurement of Goods and Works. Acquisition of the services of consultants will follow the Bank's Rules and Procedures for the Use of Consultants. Bidding documents and/or Requests for Expression of Interests are expected to be available in February 2017.

5. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and should indicate their interest, by contacting:
The Chairperson, Internal Procurement Committee
Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC)
Private Bag 302, Lilongwe 3
Malawi
Tel: +265 1 771 315

 

 
Malawi-China Forum


The Malawi Government through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism in conjunction with the Chinese Embassy in Malawi have organised the Malawi-China Investment Forum to be held in Lilongwe at Golden Peacock Hotel from 9:00am on the 21st of June 2016.

The forum will host a delegation of investors from China's Anhui Province mostly in agriculture and agro-processing, industry/manufacturing and education sectors. The Chinese delegation will comprise 120 delegates with about 115 private sector business persons.

This forum presents a unique opportunity for Malawi to seek the possibility of transformational Chinese investment into Malawi; empower Malawian entrepreneurs through possible ventures with Chinese counterparts and also intensifying the government and business relations between the Malawi and China.

For more information regarding the forum, please contact Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) through Mrs Faith Nhlema at email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call +265 1 771 315.

 
Investment Projects Compendium

Malawi Investment Projects Compendium 2015-Calling for Projects


The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Industry and Trade in conjunction with the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC), in December 2014 produced a Malawi Investment Projects Compendium.

The compendium presents information on bankable investment projects from both private and public sector. The document has proved to be a powerful marketing tool for Malawi's numerous investment opportunities.

MITC is therefore calling for companies, individuals and businesses to submit their bankable projects of not less than US$300,000 capital requirement for consideration into the next edition of the document. The projects should be presented in the following format:
• Project Title
• Project Description
• Project Objectives
• Project Location
• Product/Services currently produced/offered
• Structure of partnership/shareholding proposal
• Estimated Cost of Project
• Project Promoter Contact Address

For more information please contact MITC offices First Floor Aquarius House, P/Bag 302, Lilongwe. Tel: 01 771 315 or Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Clement Kumbemba
Chief Executive Officer

 
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