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Tete Market opportunities
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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 Markets
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MITC Unveils Export Markets for Malawian products

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The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre(MITC) says it will unveil export markets for Malawian products during this year's Malawi International Trade Fair. According to MITC's Public Relations Manager, Deliby Chimbalu MITC has organized a seminar to disseminate information on available markets for Malawian products.


'Recently, the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) has been attending and facilitating SMEs participation of international trade fairs with an aim of promoting Malawian products on the international market. And out of those fairs we have identified potential markets in India, Dubai, Botswana and Zimbabwe and we would like to share this information with the private sector', explained Chimbalu.


Chimbalu further says the participants to this seminar will also take advantage of the meeting to discuss areas of concern as far as export markets are concerned. The meeting will also accord exporters, cooperatives, farmers and local financiers a platform to network and maybe initiate partnerships to supply these markets.
Apart from the Blantyre seminar similar meetings are also scheduled for Lilongwe and Mzuzu.


Meanwhile, MITC is facilitating a trade mission to Tete, Mozambique for the same reason of finding export markets for Malawian products. The Tete trade mission is scheduled for June which will coincide with another trade fair in Tete.

 
Agra Convention and Exhibition
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Malawi hunting for new markets

Malawi is expected to promote its agricultural products in the Middle East through the Agra Middle East (AgraME) Dubai International Convention and Exhibition to be held next month.

AgraME is a distinguished trade show and conference focused on agriculture and agri-business for the Middle East region.

In addition to the exhibition, a one-day conference will also be running concurrently and will discuss two main topics thus water management for farms and biosecurity policies and practices, both of which are highly relevant to the Malawian context.

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (Mitc) is organising participation of the event and has hence said, the event is important as it specifically focuses on agriculture which is Malawi's key priority in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) and the National Export Strategy (NES) aimed at ensuring sustainable economic growth.

Mitc Publicist, Deliby Chimbalu, said Malawi's participation will go a long way in promoting Malawi agriculture for export to the region and beyond.

"By participating in this fair, the Malawi delegation will be able to implement the valuable lessons learnt from the India Conclave that took place in March, 2017 at AgraME to create even more momentum for the agricultural sector in Malawi.

"Mitc has chosen to attend the AgraME trade fair in Dubai because it provides exposure to Malawian agricultural products to a market that is ripe for export. As a global procurement hub, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) imports almost all of its agricultural products, as do many other countries in the Middle East," Chimbalu said.

She said compared to other trade partners with the UAE, Malawi is still looking to break into that market.

"These products include vegetables, meats, seed cake, coffee, tea, sugar, and oils, among others," she said.

Chimbalu further said, Emirates freighter planes provide weekly direct access between Lilongwe and Dubai which enables the safe shipment of perishable goods.

Source: http://www.times.mw/malawi-hunting-for-new-markets/

 
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Export Requirements
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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

 
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