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Single Window an enabler for E-Commerce development

The African Alliance for E-commerce and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism held a workshop in Blantyre to discuss how the Ministry can set up a Single     Window facility using the Practical Implementation Guide.The single window is   expected to reduce cost and time of formalities for foreign trade.

 “With the single window in effect, the cost and time of formalities will be reduced, contributing to improved business climate and corporatecompetitiveness,” Reads the guide in part.

 Single Window system enables a single submission of electronic document by the trader such as a single data   preparation and submission of customs declaration and duty payment for customs release and clearance.

 “Single Window Project will develop the integrated data link structure for the country & provide the comprehensive single point of contact between the government authorities. This will result into the reduction of the processes for businesses involved by reducing the operational procedures in the public sector by  Single Window, Single Submission, Single Processing & Single Decision Making  for custom release and  clearance,” Reads the guide.

 Malawi opted for National Integral single window model which encompasses Single window for Foreign Trade formalities; taking care of all administrative formalities required for foreign trade operations and logistics coordination. Single window, which is often located in a port, is aimed at processing the flow of information related to shipment, logistics and customs.

 The guide explains that it is imperative to have a robust base of IT infrastructure for a Single Window as it acts as a data exchange platform that interacts with various systems used by the stakeholders in the foreign Trade.

 The private sector has an opportunity to participate in the implementation of the Single Window through Public Private Partnerships, a model that the guide highly         recommends.

The Single Window facility has been successfully implemented in other African countries.

 

 

Lilongwe Trade Fair application form

The 3rd Lilongwe Trade Fair

26th to 31st July 2018

 

Theme: Industrialisation: Basis for Trade Competitiveness

 

Gateway Mall, Lilongwe, Malawi Tel: +265 01772 699 Fax: +265 1 871 147/ 01 772 533

Email bookings: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – Website www.mccci.org

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Application Form

(Deadline 13th July 2018)

 

PART A: PARTICULARS OF EXHIBITING COMPANY OR ORGANISATION

Name of Business of Organisation: ………………………………………………….………………………………………..

Postal Address: …….………..………….…………………. City…………….…………….…Country….........…...............

Physical Address: ....…..……………………....………………………....................................................….....……………

Telephone: ………………………………………………….   Fax: ..................................................................................

E-Mail: ……………………………………………………….   Website……………………………………………………….

Manufacturer     Service Provider     Distributor     NGO     Trader/Wholesaler     Government     Other (Specify)

Full Name of Official Responsible for the Exhibition: …….………………………….Mobile: ………...…..…..…………

E-Mail: …………………………………………….

Full Name of Stand Manager (1): …………………………………………………… Mobile: ………..…..…..……………

E-Mail: …………………………………………….

Full Name of Stand Manager (2): ……………………………………………………. Mobile: ………..…..………………

E-Mail: …………………………………………….

 

PART B: PARTICULARS OF EXHIBITS

Briefly describe goods/services to be exhibited at the Trade Fair

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………….………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..…...…………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……….…………

PART C: EXHIBITION PAVILIONS AND PARTICIPATION FEES

Indicate your exhibition pavilion requirement in the table below

 

Standard Size pavilions are 9sqm.

 

Participant

Category

Amount (Rate/9 Square Metre Pavilion

NO. of Pavilions Booked

NO. of Delegates

Local Exhibitors

MCCCI Members

150,000.00/Pavilion

 

 

 

Non MCCCI Members

175,000.00/Pavilion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Exhibitors

Foreign Participants

USD 500/Pavilion

 

 

 

PAYMENT TERMS: 100% payment upon submission of this application form

 

Bank Details: (Applicant bears all the bank charges. Please send proof of payment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A/c Name: International Trade Fair       Bank name: National Bank of Malawi

A/c Type: Current Account                  Service Centre: Chichiri

A/c No.: 771791                                  Swift Code: NBMAMWMW

 

Foreign Currency Denomination Account

A/c Name: Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry     

Name of Bank: National Bank of Malawi                      A/c No.: 1001118338

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)                         SWIFT Code: NBMAMWMW

 

 

PART D: B2B MEETINGS BOOKING

 

No

Particulars of Potential Business or Organisations you would like to Meet

No

Particulars of Potential Business or Organisations you would like to Meet

1

 

6

 

2

 

7

 

3

 

8

 

4

 

9

 

5

 

10

 

 

PART E: TRADE FAIR PARTNERSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP

 

No

Category

Briefly Describe your offer for Partnership or Sponsorship

1

LTF Advertising

 

2

Entertainment during LTF

 

3

Business Dinner

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

PART F: TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

 

I/We have read and understood the terms and conditions for participation at the Lilongwe Trade Fair contained in Appendix 1 and I/we undertake to voluntarily abide by all of them.

 

 

 

Applicants Signature: ................................……………………………Date: …………………………………................

 

PART G: FOR OFFICIAL USE

 

Name of Sales Executive …………………………………………. Stand Allocated ……………………….………………

 

Receipt Number ………………………………. Date …………………………… Signature ……………………………….

 

RETURN TO: Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Plaza House – Ground Floor, Behind Magetsi House, City Centre, Lilongwe. P.O. Box 258, Blantyre, MALAWI

Tel: +265 (0) 1 772 699/ + 265 (0) 1 871 988/813   Fax: + 265 (0) 1871147

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Website: www.mccci.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION AT THE LILONGWE TRADE FAIR

The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) has organised the 3rd Lilongwe Trade Fair pursuant to its objective of promoting trade. This is an annual event that is expected to attract exhibitors from the various sectors of the economy in Malawi. Exhibitors are required to understand and comply with the Terms and Conditions for participation as contained hereunder.

 


  1. 1.APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION
  2. a.All applications for exhibition space at the Trade fair shall be made on the prescribed application form issued by MCCCI.
  3. b.The completed application form shall be submitted together with full payment to MCCCI to qualify for allocation of space not later than 13th July 2018.
  4. c.On signature by MCCCI and the Applicant and compliance with terms stated on the application form the document shall become binding contract between the parties. Failure to read the terms and conditions will not excuse any Exhibitor from liability where there is breach to the terms and conditions.

 

  1. 2.ALLOCATION OF EXHIBITION SPACE
  2. a.MCCCI shall allocate Exhibition space/stand/pavilion to each Exhibitor in accordance with its own classification or products/materials/services. MCCCI reserve the right to allocate available space, size at the Gateway Mall entirely at its own discretion. Allocation of space is on first come first served basis.
  3. b.MCCCI reserves the right to change the allocation of any Exhibitor without being liable for damages or compensation if circumstances call for such change and/or if the Exhibitor fails to take possession of his space/stand within the prescribed period.
  4. c.An Exhibitor who does not make the required payment within the prescribed period or fails to fulfil any or all of the conditions required for space allocation shall forfeit the space allocated and the right to participate.

 

  1. 3.USE OF EXHIBITION SPACE
  2. a.Exhibitors shall exhibit only the particular products, goods or materials or product group or type stated on their application form. Any later additions must be by the approval of MCCCI.
  3. b.Every exhibitor shall have his or her stand ready and all displays/merchandise completed 2 days before the opening day of the trade fair. Failure to do so would result in eviction without refund of any fees and compensation and the stand reallocated (refer article 2c).

 

  1. 4.PROHIBITED AND UNDESIRABLE EXHIBITS
  2. a.MCCCI absolutely prohibits the display or sale of the under-listed items during the trade fair:

(i)      Explosives and inflammable materials

(ii)     Firearms and ammunitions

(iii)    Radioactive products and materials

(iv)    Wildlife and dangerous animals

(v)     Pornographic or offensive materials

(vi)    Chemicals of a toxic or hazardous nature.

  1. b.Any Exhibitor wishing to use or demonstrate with petrol, fuel oil, paraffin, ethyl alcohol, acetylene, or any other combustible materials or operate any machine/equipment that may cause or is likely to cause explosions and/or fire outbreaks, shall be required to obtain the approval in writing of the Officials of the Blantyre City Assembly Fire Brigade present on the Trade Fair grounds.
  2. c.Demonstrations by Exhibitors with heavy moving machinery or equipment shall be undertaken only at agreed intervals and a specified area stipulated by MCCCI.

 

 

  1. 5.SUB-LETTING OF EXHIBITION SPACE

Exhibitors shall not sublet the space/stand/pavilion allocated to them to any third parties either wholly or in part without the written consent of MCCCI. The breach of this term would attract eviction from participation.

 

  1. 6.PARTICIPATION THROUGH AGENTS

Foreign exhibitors are free to participate at the Fair through local agents provided they pay participation fee applicable to foreign exhibitors.

 

  1. 7.DAMAGE/DEFACEMENT TO THE EXHIBITION STRUCTURES/ HALLS/ PROPERTY

Exhibitors shall be liable for any damage to any structures including the Halls, buildings and stands and shall not paint or otherwise deface or alter or affix anything to the floors, ceilings, pillars or walls without the prior written consent of MCCCI.

 

  1. 8.CONSTRUCTION OF STANDS/PAVILIONS
  2. a.The Gateway Mall shall be open to Exhibitors at a date fixed by MCCCI for the purpose of the construction of their stands/Pavilions and the mounting of their various Exhibits, materials and products.
  3. b.Subject to approval, Exhibitors may be granted permission by MCCCI to construct, and set up their Stands/Pavilions or shell schemes themselves provided that they follow laid down procedures and designs as communicated from time to time by MCCCI.
  4. c.Before commencing such construction the Exhibitor must have a confirmed space allocation and must also submit the drawings for the proposed construction for necessary approval in writing by MCCCI or their designated agents.
  5. d.The Exhibitors shall be liable for any damage caused to neighbouring or other Exhibitors, common property or Visitors by such Exhibitor or their servants or agents during such construction.
  6. e.The construction, furnishing and decoration of all stands/pavilions or shell scheme stands, must be completed by 6.00 pm. three (3) days before the official opening day of the Trade fair.
    1. f.Any Exhibitor whose constructed stand extends beyond the space paid for and approved for such Exhibitor, shall be liable to pay a penalty of an amount equal to double the cost of such additional space.

 

  1. 9.DISPOSAL OF PACKAGING MATERIALS

Exhibitors shall not store any hazardous materials or dispose of packaging materials in such a way and manner as shall constitute a nuisance or obstruct the free movement of persons and traffic or disfigure or endanger the environment.

 

  1. 10.DISASSEMBLING OF STANDS/PAVILIONS

Exhibitors shall disassemble their stands/pavilions and vacate their allocated space not later than two (2) days after the closing of the Trade fair. MCCCI shall not held liable for any branding materials if left unremoved after the Trade Fair

 

 

 

  1. 11.METHOD OF PAYMENT
  2. a.All payments due to MCCCI for the allocation of exhibition space, charges for utilities and advertisements in the Trade Fair catalogue shall be paid in full by Bank Draft or Bank Certified Cheque made payable to the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) or its designated bank account.
  3. b.Payments by all Local Exhibitors shall be made in Malawi Kwacha to the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, National Bank of Malawi, Chichiri Service Centre, Account Number. 771791.
  4. c.Payments by all foreign exhibitors shall be made in US Dollars to MCCCI, National Bank of Malawi, Chichiri Service Centre, Account Number 1001118338 SWIFT: NBMAMWMW.
  5. d.Send proof of payment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

  1. 12.WITHDRAWAL BY EXHIBITOR

Without prejudice to the rights and remedies of MCCCI in respect of any breach of Contract on the part of any Exhibitor, MCCCI may, at their discretion, allow such Exhibitor to withdraw from participation subject to the following conditions:

(i)     The Exhibitor shall give to MCCCI written notice of his desire to withdraw from participation at the Trade fair.

(ii)    If the said withdrawal is accepted, the MCCCI shall convey their acceptance in writing to the affected Exhibitor.

(iii)   The Exhibitors would nonetheless be required to pay a penalty for such withdrawal. Refunds will only be processed one month after the Trade Fair

(iv)   Such refundable amount shall be that proportion of the Exhibition fee based on the duration the notice of withdrawal is served on MCCCI as specified below:

  1. a.Four weeks or more before the Trade Fair………………………………………….40%
  2. b.Three weeks before the Trade Fair ….…20%
  3. c.Two weeks before the Trade Fair....……. Nil

 

  1. 13.BREACH OF CONTRACT BY EXHIBITOR
  2. a.In the event of default or failure on the part of the Exhibitor to observe or perform any of the provisions of the Contract or of the Terms and Conditions of this Prospectus, MCCCI shall have the right to terminate the Contract forthwith by notice in writing to such defaulting Exhibitor.
  3. b.In the event of such termination mentioned in a) above, all rentals paid by the defaulting Exhibitors shall be forfeited to MCCCI and the Exhibitor shall indemnify MCCCI against all cost, losses, damage or expenses (including any consequential loss or damage) incurred as a result of such failure or default.

 

  1. 14.CHANGE OF DATE
  2. a.MCCCI reserve the right to change the date and duration of the Trade fair if exceptional circumstances so demand and on due notification to the Exhibitors.
  3. b.In the event of such change as stated in a) above all contracts and/or other Agreement for participation shall remain in force and the Exhibitors shall not be entitled to any claim for damages or compensation for such change.

 

  1. 15.CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT OF TRADE FAIR
  2. a.MCCCI shall not be liable for any loss or damages sustained by any Exhibitor, Participant or Contractor or any other persons for the cancellation or postponement of the Trade fair or the reduction of the advertised duration of the Trade Fair as a result of:

(i)      Force majeure;

(ii)     Acts of War, military activity, political/civil unrest, disturbance or riots;

(iii)    Legislation by Government of Malawi;

(iv)    Fire, flood, tempest, excessively inclement weather, storms, earthquake;

(v)     Damage caused by an aerial object or aircraft.

  1. b.In the event of the cancellation or postponement of the Trade Fair as a result of any or a combination of the events stated above 25% of the payments made by Exhibitors may be refunded by MCCCI.

 

  1. 16.MOVEMENT OF EXHIBITS
  2. a.Exhibitors shall be responsible for the cost of transporting their Exhibits to the Gateway Mall and shall also be responsible for the cost of dismantling and removing them at the end of the Trade Fair.
  3. b.Movement of vehicles and off-loading of exhibits/goods shall not be allowed during the hours of the Trade Fair (i.e. 9:00 am -4:30pm) throughout the duration of the Trade fair.
  4. c.Exhibitors shall remove all Exhibits/goods from the Trade Fair grounds within two (2) days of the end of the Trade Fair failing which they shall be liable to indemnify MCCCI in the sum of Ten Thousand Kwacha (MK10, 000) per day for everyday for which they are in breach of the period of grace.

 

  1. 17.SECURITY
  2. a.All reasonable security precautions shall be taken by MCCCI during the duration of the Trade Fair for the safety and protection of Exhibitors and Visitors to the Trade Fair.
  3. b.Exhibitors shall however be responsible for the security of their stands/pavilions exhibits and goods and MCCCI shall not be held liable for any loss, or theft or damage to such Exhibits/goods before, during or after the Trade Fair.
  4. c.In order to ensure adequate security for all persons, Exhibitors, Visitors and MCCCI, including their Contractors and Agents, the driving of any vehicles within the area where the Trade fair is designated is not allowed as well as the parking of vehicles at un-approved Car Parks on the Trade Fair grounds between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30p.m throughout the duration of the Trade Fair. The person who contravenes the rules shall be liable to a fine of K2, 500 for each contravention committed.

 

  1. 18.FIRE AND SAFETY REGULATIONS
  2. a.Fire Service Personnel shall patrol the Gateway Mall and would be authorized to limit or stop any demonstration by any Exhibitor that in their estimation could be a potential fire hazard.
  3. b.All Exhibitors shall be required to provide Fire Extinguishers and other fire prevention equipment at their stands/pavilions.

 

  1. 19.INSURANCE

All Exhibitors shall maintain an additional and appropriate policy of insurance to cover their products as well as their participation at the Trade fair and shall indemnify MCCCI against all costs, claims, demands and expenses to which they may be subject as a result of any loss or damage, claim or injury occurring or arising to any persons, goods or structures however caused in the duration of the Trade Fair. For this purpose the clause, “the duration of the trade fair” shall include the period before the actual official commencement of the trade fair, when stands, pavilions and structures are being erected and Exhibits mounted and the period after the official closing when Stands, Pavilions and all structures are being disassembled and Exhibits removed.

 

  1. 20.MOBILE EXHIBITORS/HAWKERS

Mobile Exhibitors, Hawkers, Vagrants, itinerant traders, beggar etc. shall not be allowed within the Gateway Mall compound during the Trade fair and their goods shall be confiscated.

  1. 21.SALE OF EXHIBITS
  2. a.Exhibitors may sell their Exhibits/Goods at the Trade Fair grounds subject to the Malawi Revenue Authority Regulations.
  3. b.The sale of Exhibits/goods shall be confined to each Exhibitor’s stand/pavilion only.
  4. c.Exhibitors who violate this provision shall be evicted from the trade fair.

 

  1. 22.IMPORTATION/RE-EXPORTATION OF EXHIBITS
  2. a.The full list of exhibits imported for the trade fair showing description, quantity, weight and CIF value must be prepared and shown to the Malawi Revenue Authority at the port of entry.
  3. b.All exhibits imported for the trade fair must be admitted under “TEMPORARY IMPORTATION REGULATION”. All packages and documents must be boldly marked “3rd LILONGWE TRADE FAIR” failure of which goods will be transferred to a warehouse and auctioned.
  4. c.Exhibits at the warehouse shall attract economic rent after one (1) week after the end of the trade fair.

 

  1. 23.CONSIGNMENT OF EXHIBITS

Exhibitors are advised to consign their exhibits to the following address: MALAWI CONFEDERATION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, CENTRAL REGION OFFICE, LILONGWE, MALAWI. 3rd Lilongwe Trade Fair. TEL: +265 (0) 1 772 699/+265 1 871 988, Fax: +265 1 871 147.

 

  1. 24.ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Exhibitors shall not engage in and shall not allow any part of their stands, pavilions or space allocated to them to be used for gambling, drinking, drugs, wrestling, boxing or any other activity of any anti-social behaviour. MCCCI’s opinion should be sought and approval obtained in writing for proposed activities at the Gateway Mall which may offend or damage the reputation of MCCCI.

 

  1. 25.SUPPLEMENTARY CLAUSES

MCCCI reserve the right as and when necessary to issue supplementary regulations in addition to those in these Terms and Conditions for Participation.

 

  1. 26.DISPUTES / DIFFERENCES AND INTERPRETATION

Any dispute, difference, or question which may arise between MCCCI and any Exhibitor touching upon the true construction of the Contract made between the parties and or these Terms and Conditions for Participation or the rights and liabilities of the parties shall be decided by MCCCI. Similarly for the purpose of interpretation of the foregoing Terms and Conditions/ individual clauses contained therein, the interpretation of MCCCI shall be final.

 

  1. 27.Further information about the Trade Fair and Payments can be obtained from:

Head, Business Linkages and Events, Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI), P.O. Box 258, BLANTYRE, MALAWI E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Website: www.mccci.org  

NB. All Exhibitors should note that No Vehicle will be allowed to park around the Exhibition Area.

 

All Exhibitors are requested to park at the designated Car Parks.

 

 

Lilongwe Trade Fair, 26-31July

Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry will from July 26-31 hold the Lilongwe Trade Fair at the Gateway Mall in Area 47 Lilongwe. Register your participation. Call 01871988 to obtain an application form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the evening, after the official opening, MCCCI will host a networking dinner at Sunbird, Capital Hotel because MCCCI believes that business networking is a valuable way to expand knowledge, learn from the success of others, get new clients and inform potential partners about new innovations. Further a strong and active business network has advantages that can make a business  grow and flourish.

MCCCI is therefore inviting you to this networking dinner.

 

 

Lilongwe Trade Fair sponsorship opportunity

 Partner with MCCCI in sponsoring the 3rd Lilongwe Trade Fair which will be held from 26 - 31 July at the Gateway Mall ,Area 47, Lilongwe under the theme: Industrialisation: Basis for Trade Competiveness.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Cost effective way of showing support to the business community through MCCCI
  • • Guarantee for your business exposure to reach out to different customers, even potential customers

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Company logo on event materials, all electronic publicity and website promotions
  • Level of sponsorship acknowledged in all verbal communications
  • Branding opportunity during the entire event
  • Full page advertisement in the exhibitors catalogue

 

 

Malawian Companies Invited to Mozambican Trade Fair

The Investment and Export Promotion Agency of Mozambique (APIEX) will hold the 54th Edition of the Mozambique International Trade Fair(FACIM) to be held in Maputo from the 27th August to 2nd September 2018., under the theme “Mozambique and the World: Broadening the market, promoting investment and fostering partnerships”.

 

APIEX is therefore inviting Malawian companies to participate in the fair which will bring together various players from all sectors of the economy in Mozambique and abroad.

According to an invitation sent by the Malawian High Commission in Mozambique, the 2017 fair attracted 2000 exhibitors from Mozambique and foreign countries.

The invitation reads:” The mission believes that this will be a great opportunity for Malawian businesses to showcase their products and services to Mozambique and the world at large, and therefore wishes to appeal to the stakeholders in Malawi to lobby Malawi’s participation to this very important event,”

 The invitation letter further said the mission together with the Consulate in Tete will facilitate an Investment Forum on the sidelines of the FACIM.

 The forum is expected to be attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre, Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Export Development Fund and other stakeholders that will be key in the lobbying efforts to promote opportunities in Malawi.

For more details visit: www.facim.gov.mz

 

 

 

 

How to become MCCCI member

 

Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) is a membership based business Association committed to the promotion of trade, commerce and industrial development in Malawi. Its membership is voluntary and open to all businesses from all sectors of the economy; small to medium enterprises and large-sized corporates.

BENEFITS OF MCCCI MEMBERSHIP

  • MCCCI members play an active role in the formulation of economic and social policies for the benefit of businesses.
  • Members contribute to shaping the business environment by participating in lobbying and advocacy.

MCCCI membership is annual running from 1st January to 31st December every year. At the end of each year, you are encouraged to renew your membership. The annual subscription fee is paid in advance by the 1st day of January in each and every year.

MCCCI FUNCTIONS

• Identification and analysis of legislation, policies, regulations and other measures for the growth of businesses.

• Collection and publishing of information with respect to business

• Provision of advice to members on matters related to business

• Representation of members at trade conferences and business meetings.

• Arbitrate where essentially commercial matters are in dispute.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

Visit any of our regional offices in Blantyre, Lilongwe or Mzuzu to get an application form or download the application form from www.mccci.org

Fill your application form and send it to MCCCI with an application fee of MK2,500 if you are a new member.

Pay in full your desired category’s subscription fee to our designated officers and a receipt will be issued upon your payment.

You are now a full member of MCCCI.

Enjoy the benefits outlined for your category.

Lilongwe Trade Fair

The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and indusrty will hold the Lilongwe Trade Fair from 26-31 july at the Gateway Mall in Lilongwe. The trade show is a continuation of the Malawi International Trade Fair hence adopting the theme Industrialisation: Basis for Trade competitiveness. Register to participate:  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   

Malawi Economic Outlook

  1. Malawi revised economic growth estimate for 2017 is at 5.1 percent.
  2. Growth forecasts for 2018 remain at 4 percent on account of good macroeconomic performance (tight monetary policy).
  3. Inflation rates is on the downward trend and now stands at 7.8 percent (February).
  4. Forecasts for real growth rates as expenditure on GDP for 2018 and 2019 according to Economist Intelligence Unit:

          Private consumption:                     5.3 % in 2018 and 5.1 % in 2019-slow down

          Government consumption:         3.0 % in 2018 and 3.8 % in 2019-increase

          Gross Capital Investment:            3.1 % in 2018 and 1.6 % in 2019- slow down

          Exports of goods and services:   4.6 % in 2018 and 4.4 % in 2019 -slow down

          Import of goods and services:    5.1 % in 2018 and 4.1 % in 2019- slow down

Global Economic Outlook (IMF Outlook January 2018)


Global output is estimated at 3.7 percent in 2017, which is 0.1 percentage point faster than projected. The pickup in growth has been broad based, with notable upside surprises in Europe and Asia during to increased manufacturing (i.e, Smartphones)
Global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 have been revised upward by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent. The revision reflects increased global growth momentum and the expected impact of the recently approved U.S. tax policy changes(USA have reduced their corporate income taxes from 35 % to 21%).
The growth pickup in Sub-Saharan Africa (from 2.7 percent in 2017 to 3.3 percent in 2018 and 3.5 percent in 2019) is broadly as anticipated, with a modest upgrade to the growth forecast for Nigeria (oil output)
There is more subdued growth prospects in South Africa, where growth is now expected to remain below 1 percent in 2018–19, as increased political uncertainty weighs on confidence and investment.
Growth in World Trade is expected to slow down from 4.6 percent in 2017 to 4.3 percent in 2018 and 4.0 percent in 2019

Malawi-Tanzania joint Investment forum

A Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation (JPCC) between the Governments of Malawi and Tanzania which was held in Lilongwe in February, 2017 agreed that Malawi and Tanzania should be patronizing each other's trade and investment fairs and forums, and should hold joint trade and investment forums as a way of promoting trade, investment and information sharing between the two countries.

In view of this, Tanzania will be hosting the first trade and investment Forum which will be held at Mkapa Conference Center in Mbeya on 26th and 27th July, 2018. The Forum will focus on business and policy discussions around the following sectors:
• Trade & Industry
• Tourism
• Agriculture
• Fisheries
• Transportation
• Mining
• Finance & Banking
• Education
• Health
• Information Communication (ICT)

The private sector in Malawi is invited to patronize this Forum. You may register your interest by emailing your full name, contact details including email and your professional/business designation (nature of business). Please email your interest to the following address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Dominic Chanyenga on 0999 228 498 if you require more information.

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