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Procedure NameBiological and genetic resources exportation licence.
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Natuarl Resources and Environment Affairs Department
Incumbent Office Name: Ministry of Natuarl Resources and Environment Affairs Department
Address: Lingadzi House, City Centre
Private Bag 394, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Fax: (265)-1773-379
Phone: 0888346635


Procedure Step Description Required Documents
1 The exporter should go to the Environmental Affairs Department and meet the Director who will direct to the responsible officer.  
2 The exporter will then fill a form provided by the officer  which will include the discription of the gentic material, quantity, location of access and proof of Mutually Agreed Terms with the communities or institutiuons that own the genetic resources  and its associated genetic resource.  
3 A decison is communicated to the applicant within reasonable time which precisely is a month.  
4 Upon issuance of a licence the exporter is suposed to pay a fee of 300 US dollars.  



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This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Licence to export biological and genetic resources.Permit RequirementMinistry of Natural ResourcesA person must get a permit inorder to export genetic resources and its associated traditional knowledge. To prescribe measures for access and utilisation of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge for the benefit of the people of Malawi. Environment Management Act31-12-9999Good