Malawi records over US$250 million export enquiries at Maputo International Fair

Export enquiries at Maputo International Fair

Malawi has recorded over US$250,000,000 of export enquiries for various commodities through its participation at the 57th Maputo International Trade Fair (FACIM) which took place from 29th August to 4th September, 2022, in Maputo Mozambique. 

Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) has announced that the export enquiries are for commodities like soya, beans, CG7-groundnuts seeds, rice, honey, maize, nutritional porridge flour and eggs.

Public Relations Manager for MITC Deliby Chimbalu said:

As we continue to identify more export markets for Malawian products, we are pleased to announce the potential export leads that we have generated at the just ended Maputo International Trade Fair. The fair was a good opportunity for our SMEs and exporters to explore the Mozambican market and find potential markets for their products.

At MITC we are more than ready to support and facilitate those that are interested in export marketing by helping them understand the requirements for specific markets as well as make them aware of the formalities, procedures, and the related information regarding those markets. So those that are interested in these export leads we are ready to provide them with the information on how best they can take advantage of these opportunities.’

The 57th edition of FACIM 2022 attracted more than 2,500 foreign exhibitors from 21 countries. Malawi managed to get position three on the Best International Exhibitor Category at the fair. About 15 Malawian SMEs attended the fair. Malawi’s participation was supported by GIZ, under its project on support for African Continental Free Trade Area.

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