Search Measures, Standards and Special Requirements


A measure is a specific import or export requirement that applies to a commodity or to certain types of products. Typically a measure requires permits or licenses to be obtained from the relevant government agency prior to importing or exporting the goods. You can find out what measures are currently in force in Malawi using the search feature below.


Here you will find information on Malawi's own standards that businesses and traders operating in Malawi can choose to apply to the products they deal in. You can see the products to which standards apply and the relevant legal documents by searching for ‘National Standards’ below. 

Special Requirements

By using the search facilities below you will also be able to look up any generic requirements associated with specific commodities or products, such as the need to register to import certain products.

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NameEnforced ByTypeValidity FromValidity To
Quality Assessment: Selling of commodity under mandatory standardsMalawi Bureau of StandardsTechnical Standard27-07-201231-12-9999
Quality Assessment: Handling of non-complying productsMalawi Bureau of StandardsTechnical Standard27-07-201231-12-9999
Quality Assessment: Issuance of conditional release of imports shipmentsMalawi Bureau of StandardsTechnical Standard27-07-201231-12-9999
Electricity Supply LicencesMalawi Energy Regulatory AuthorityLicensing Requirement28-12-200731-12-9999
Quality Development Cess levied on specified imported commodities.Malawi Bureau of StandardsAdditional taxes and charges levied01-01-199231-12-9999
Registration requirement of importers of commodities which attract quality development Cess.Malawi Bureau of StandardsRegistration Requirement01-01-199231-12-9999