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
Traveller Requirements: Precautions at borders of MalawiMinistry of HealthTesting Requirement29-07-194831-12-9999
Traveller requirements: Removal of infected personsMinistry of HealthQuarantine Requirement29-07-194831-12-9999
Inspection of trains, vehicles and people on boardMinistry of HealthInspection requirement29-07-194831-12-9999
Small pox vaccination. Ministry of HealthTemporary29-07-194831-12-9999
Prohibition of the Sale/Importation of unwholesome food.Ministry of HealthInspection requirement29-07-194831-12-9999
Supervision of importation or manufacture of vaccines, etc. Ministry of HealthLabelling, Marking and Packaging29-07-194831-12-9999
Licence to import or export radioactive material.Ministry of Natural ResourcesCertification requirement29-07-194831-12-9999
Licence to export radioactive waste.Ministry of Natural ResourcesCertification requirement29-07-194831-12-9999
Permit requirement to export cotton.Cotton CouncilExport Permit Requirement27-08-195131-12-9999
Export Incentives- registration requirementMalawi Investment and Trade CentreExport Registration requirements23-03-195431-12-9999