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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

 
Trade Vacancies

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is a Statutory Corporation established by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012. It is mandated to attract, promote, encourage and facilitate investment in all sectors of our economy and to find export markets for goods and services manufactured in Malawi. It is there to fast track, ease and minimize cost of doing business in Malawi for both new and existing companies by offering efficient and reliable one stop services to the business community.

An excellent and rare opportunity has arisen to engage qualified, highly motivated and well experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions at MITC. All positions are tenable at MITC’s Head Office in Lilongwe.

A.TRADE PROMOTION OFFICER

The incumbent will be reporting to the Trade Promotion Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Providing written response to inquiries or requests for information/assistance received from exporters and importers.
  1. Following-up trade inquiries to determine specific interests and requirements.
  1. Registering trade leads, following-up activities and reporting regularly for appropriate intervention.
  1. Organizing and delivering presentations at local and international trade promotion workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  1. Planning, scheduling, and implementing active marketing activities such as direct mail and telemarketing campaigns geared at attracting new export markets.
  1. Meeting with and providing information, counselling, and support to local and foreign buyers interested in exploring new business opportunities in Malawi.
  1. Assisting prospective buyers in arranging site visits and in obtaining necessary Government approvals, permits, and licenses.
  1. Receiving inquiries from potential exporters with products looking for markets.
  1. Advising prospective exporters on export process and sector specifics.
  1. Reporting monthly on the status of assigned trade leads.

QUALIFICATIONS

The incumbent should have;

  1. A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business related fields or comparable Bachelors degree from a recognised University preceded by a Full MSCE or A Level.
  2. A minimum of three (3) years experience in marketing, sales, or public relations.
  3. Results oriented
  4. Mature with good Interpersonal skills
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and internet usage
  6. Proficient in English; both and oral and written. Those candidates with knowledge of other foreign languages particularly Portuguese and French will have an added advantage.                                                                                                                                                                      

B.TRADEDEVELOPMENT AND FACILITATION OFFICER

The incumbent will be reporting to the Trade Development and Facilitation Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Providing written response to inquiries or requests for information/assistance from exporters and importers.
  1. Assessing products for export potential in areas such as quality, price and competitiveness, capacity to supply and work with potential exporters to overcome the constraints.
  1. Advising prospective exporters on export processes required and sector specific issues to be adhered to.
  1. Identifying exporter training requirements to improve export products and develop and conduct extension programmes and training courses to address the training gaps.
  2. Facilitating contact between potential exporters and financial institutions where necessary.
  1. Conducting after-care services to exporters and buyers to ensure that challenges to exporting are identified and addressed.
  1. Identifying products and services with export potential and work with potential exporters to develop products to exportable level.
  1. Meeting with and providing information, counselling, and support to local and foreign buyers interested in exploring new business opportunities in Malawi.
  1. Assisting prospective buyers in arranging site visits and in obtaining necessary Government approvals, permits, and licenses.
  1. Linking producers and exporters with standardisation and regulatory bodies both locally and internationally.
  1. Reporting monthly on the status of assigned trade development and facilitation service.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business related fields or comparable Bachelors degree from a recognised University preceded by a Full MSCE or A Level.
  2. A minimum of three (3) years experience in marketing, sales, or public relations.
  3. Results oriented
  4. Mature with good Interpersonal skills
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
  6. Proficient in English; both and oral and written. Those candidates with knowledge of other foreign languages particularly Portuguese and French will have an added advantage.

Interested applicants for the above vacancies should forward their applications by Friday, 10th April, 2015, enclosing copies of certificates and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae with names of three (3) traceable referees to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC),

East Wing Aquarius House,

Private Bag 302,

LILONGWE 3

MALAWI

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MITC prides itself in being an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualifying candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Emailed applications should indicate the position applied for in the subject line.

 

 
Vacancy: Trade Promotion and Linkages Expert (TPLE)

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is a Statutory Corporation established by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012. It is mandated to attract, promote, encourage and facilitate investment in all sectors of our economy and to promote and facilitate exports of goods and services produced in Malawi. MITC plays an active role in fast tracking and improving the ease and reducing the cost of doing business in Malawi for both new and existing companies by offering efficient and reliable one stop services to the business community through its One Stop Service Centre.

With funding from the European Union through the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Programme under the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), MITC is implementing the Malawi Agro-Processing and Value Addition Project where it shall be promoting the country’s products in the regional markets of SADC, EAC and COMESA along the Nacara Corridor.

Among others, the project supports the agro-processing sub-cluster within the Malawi National Export Strategy by supporting 3 elements of the Manufacturing Strategy: developing a roadmap and feasibility study for an Agro-Processing Special Economic Zone; supporting the establishment of a presence in the aforementioned regional markets to promote Malawian agro-processing exports ; and supporting agro production through anchor farm models with the aim of linking smallholder farmers to agro-processors.

As part of establishing a regional presence, MITC hereby seeks to engage the services of a Trade Promotion and Linkages Expert (TPLE) for a period of three years. The TPLE will be based at an MITC office to be established within the region and shall be responsible to the Director of Trade Promotion and Facilitation for the following functions:

  1. Develop and implement a regional market penetration plan particularly for Malawi’s agro-processed products as emphasised in the NES and other goods and services.
    1. Ensure that all supermarkets, major traders, catering companies and other potential companies in target countries and regions are fully aware of Malawian agro-processing products, their prices and quality, and have contact details for producing companies.
    2. Train and mentor MITC officers on Trade Promotion and Facilitation issues in emerging and growing regional markets such as trading and logistical arrangements, including the development of supplier networks and relationships (through annual in-house traders’ seminars, trader listings and business to business sessions), financing relationships, terms of contracts, logistical settlements etc.
    3. Ensure proper representation of Malawian agro-processed products at key trade events and promotion activities.
    4. Provide feedback to relevant stakeholders and institutions through MITC Head Office in Lilongwe on quality issues, branding issues, marketing issues, standards requirements, logistical issues, border crossing issues, tax issues and other key bottlenecks to Malawi’s capacity to export agro-processed products to the region.
    5. Maintain a cohesive and supportive relationship with key government agencies in the target markets within the region.
    6. Provide fieldwork data input to support MITC to maintain an up to date and relevant database of potential customers for all NES priority products, and other key support sectors such as tourism, mining and services.
    7. Provide MITC Head Office and Ministry of Industry and Trade will regular reports on the economic and trade landscape in the target countries with a particular focus on demand for agro-processed products and for agro-processing raw materials in each target market. This reporting should include regular price comparisons between Malawian products and counterpart competitor products from other countries at factory gate, wholesale and retail price levels where possible.
    8. Develop and deliver a communication strategy targeting the private sector and specific government departments and ministries on progress being made and deals secured, including the benefits of those deals.

Qualifications

  1. The TPLE shall have more than 10 years work experience at a senior technical level and those with international experience within the field of trade and export promotion shall have an added advantage.
  2. A Masters degree in Marketing, agri-business or related fields from a recognised University which is preceded by a relevant Bachelors degree. Those with PhD have a distinct advantage.
  3. Fluency in English both oral and written. Knowledge of other business languages preferably Portuguese is preferred
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills
  5. Very good in coaching and skills transfer
  6. Organised, focussed and a highly results oriented.

Interested applicants for the above vacancies should forward their applications by Friday, 24th April, 2015, enclosing copies of certificates and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae with names of three (3) traceable referees to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC),

East Wing Aquarius House,

Private Bag 302,

LILONGWE 3

MALAWI

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REGISTRATION FOR EXPORT CERTIFICATE

Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) with its legal mandate to promote and facilitate Trade (Exports) in Malawi is reminding the Business Community particularly those that wish to export any products during the current government financial year 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015 that they need to register for the Export Certificate now. 

The Export Certificate provides a number of Export Incentives which help reduce the cost of exporting. It is only when Exporters register with MITC that they can access and benefit from the Export Incentives that come with the Export Certificate.

Export Incentives you shall access when you register with MITC are as follows;


1.    22 per cent tax allowance on net export profit  excluding un manufactured  tobacco, tea, cane sugar and coffee;

2.    Drawback of duty paid on imported raw materials including packaging materials for export production

3.    Technical assistance in such activities as promoting marketing of export products

4.    Transport tax allowance in the amount of 25 per cent international transport costs on CIF basis

5.    No duties on imports of capital equipment used mainly in the manufacturer of exports.

6.    No excise taxes and surtax on purchase of raw materials and packaging materials made in the country for exports.

Please contact Tawina Mbalu on 0888 868 493/ 01 770800.

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