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Procedure NameDeclaration of goods for Import
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Issuing Agency: Malawi Revenue Authority
Incumbent Office Name: Malawi Revenue Authority
Address: Head Office
  Malawi Revenue Authority
  Private Bag 247
  Msonkho House
Phone:  0888345735
Fax  (265) 01 822 302
email ckawalewale@Malawi Revenue Authority.mw
website www.mra.mw

 

DECLARATION OF GOODS AT THE BORDER

Procedure steps Description Required Document
1 Arrives at the border the Importer submits Form 12 and all mandatory documents  
2 Clearing Agent enters the declaration in ASYCUDA  
3 ASYCUDA produces an invoice on the basis of the declaration entered  
4 Importer settles the invoice through a designated bank  
5 Clearing agent submits Form 12 and all mandatory documents attached to Customs  
6 Customs checks the documents and assigns clearing lane to the goods  
6.1 If after the assessment of the document Customs officer can require a physical inspection (Red lane).  
6.2 If the Custom want to perform a documentary inspection (Yellow lane).  
6.3 Automatic Clearance, no Inspection required (Blue lane).  
7 Amendment of physical inspection   
7.1 If the physical inspection finds serious regulations, further action is required ( impounding, seizure)  
7.2 If physical inspection is correct the importer pays duty top up  
8 Documentary check  
8.1 If documentary check is in correct the Importer pays duty top up  
8.2 If documentary check is correct MRA issues release order   
9 Importer receives  Release Order  

DECLARATION OF GOODS INLAND

Procedure steps Description Required Document
1 After arrives at the border the Importer submits Form 12 and all mandatory documents to the Clearing Agent  
2 Clearing Agent enters the declaration in ASYCUDA  
3 ASYCUDA produces an invoice on the basis of the declaration entered  
4 Clearing agent fills CAL and applies for T1 Form  
5 T1 application approval  
5.1 If MRA customs denies Importer inward clearance adviced to clear at the order  
5.2 If T1 application is approved the goods are moved to Temporary store for 10 days or  
5.3 If T1 application is approved the goods are moved to Private siding  
6 Goods ready to clear  
6.1 If goods are not ready to clear they are moved to Bonded Warehouse for 6 months  
6.2 If ready to clear they are moved for consumption  
7 Importer settles the invoice through a designated bank  
8 See steps 6-9 from procedure above  

 

 

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DECLARATION OF GOODS AT THE BORDER

 

DECLARATION OF GOODS INLAND

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The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Form 12 - Customs Declaration Form06-11-201505-08-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Application for Simplified Trade Regime Form06-11-201505-08-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Declaration of Value06-11-201505-08-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Malawi-Botswana Declaration of Goods under Customs and Excise Act17-02-201609-08-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Malawi-Mozambique Declaration of Goods under Customs and Excise17-02-201617-02-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Temporary Import Permit MRA18-02-201609-08-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Postal Package - Advice of Customs Charges08-03-201608-03-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
Vehicle Declaration and Report Order09-03-201609-03-2016Malawi Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
COMESA Certicate of Origin MCCCI18-04-201618-04-2016Malawi Investment and Trade CentreThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measure/s:
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity To
Import declaration in relation to goods for clearanceDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityConsignments coming into Malawi require the following documents: packing list, waybills/airbills, consignment notes and invoice. Control of imports and assessment of duty Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Declaration requirement in relation to imports using entry into a Private SidingDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityConsignment coming into Malawi by Rail, for entry into a Private Siding requires the following documents: Invoices, Waybills, Delivery Notes, and Advice Notes. Control of imports by rail for entry into a Private Siding Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Entry requirement for imported goods for consumptionDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityNon-merchandise imports in baggage accompanied by traveler require Invoices Non-merchandise imports in baggage accompanied by traveler require Invoices under Regulation 26 (Customs and Excise Act)Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Entry of goods for consumption under industrial rebateDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityMaterials approved under the Eighth Schedule of the Customs and Excise Act for manufacture under Industrial Rebate Scheme. See guide to Import and Export. Goods to be used for manufacturing purposes only Customs and Excise Act(42:01)12-12-9999
Entry of goods for consumption whose customs value is below K500,000.00DeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityMerchandise of a Customs Value below K500,000.00 Trade Facilitation - fast clearance of goods and reduction of costs of doing business Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Entry of temporary imported goodsDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityGoods imported temporarily for re-exportation Control of temporary imports and security of revenue Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Entry of goods for use as stores in vessels, or aircraftDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityGoods used as stores in aircrafts or vessels Control of goods consumed in aircrafts or vessels Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Goods imported by PostDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityAll goods imported by Post Control of goods imported through Post Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Cargo imported through Airfreight licenceesDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityAll goods imported through Airfrieght licencees Control of goods imported through Airfreight licencees, Assessment of duty Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999
Entry of goods into a Bonded warehouseDeclarationMalawi Revenue AuthorityAll goods allowed entry under the law for depositing into a Bonded warehouse Control of goods entered into a Bonded warehosue Goods deposited in a Bonded Warehouse f have to be cleared within 180 days. - Goods may be removed from the warehouse for home consumption, re-warehousing and export. Customs and Excise Act(42:01)31-12-9999