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EXPORT ORDERS DISSEMINATION SEMINAR

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) in collaboration with Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism invite the business community to a Dissemination Seminar on Export Orders to be held in Blantyre, Malawi on 25th May, 2017, from 2:00pm to 5:00 pm at COMESA Hall in Chichiri Trade Fair Grounds.


The meeting will be a side event of the Malawi International Trade Fair which takes place from 24th May to 3rd June, 2017. The overall objective of the meeting is to disseminate information of the markets available and the products on demand.


The Export Markets include India, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa, ETC which are interested in buying cotton, TOOR Dhal, Pigeon peas, beans, soya, groundnuts, rice, beans, chilies, beverages, agro-processed, etc.


The meeting will also accord exporters, aggregators, manufacturing companies, individuals, NGOs, commodity brokers, cooperatives, farmers and local financiers a platform to network and maybe initiate partnerships to supply these markets.


For clarification and/or confirmations, please contact Tadala Muhara on +265 99707 9719 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Office Space

OFFICE SPACE FOR SUB LEASING

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) has extra office space available for subleasing at its Blantyre offices located in Unit House, Blantyre CBD, East Wing, Fourth floor.


The office space is approximately 144 square meters and can be viewed by appointment through the Blantyre Manager on 0888534212. All companies/entities wishing to sublease the space should send their expressions of interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The expressions of interest should include a brief profile of the company/entity.

MITC reserves the right to scrutinize the interested applicants.

 
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

 

 
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