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Procedure NameQuality Assessment: Import inspection registration (IIR) processing.
Description
Issuing Agency: Malawi Bureau of Standards
Incumbent Office Name: Malawi Buraeu of Standards
Address: Head Office
Moirs Road
P.O Box 946
Blantyre
Malawi
 
Fax: +265 1 870 756
Email:

mbs@mbsmw.mw

stevekamuloni@mbsmw.org

Website: www.mbsmw.org
Phone: +265 1 870 488, +999 187 449

 

Steps  Description Required Documents
1 Importer must have IIR Form  and  attaches all mandatory documents seeNote 1   
2 Importer  checks against designated commodities to see if the commodity is on the list  
3 Commodity check List   
3 if the commodity is not on the list the importer proceed to clear without visiting MBS  
4 If the commodity are on the list the importer submits IIR form and all supporting documents  
5 MBS Produces an Invoice  
6 Importer receives invoice  
7 Importer settles Invoice bill at any MBS office  
8 Invoice bill settled  
8.1 If the Importer has not settled the invoice bill the commodity is detained at the border  
8.2 If the Importer has settled the bill the MBS conducts conformity assessment  
9 Comformity assessment  
9.1 If commodity fails the comformity assessment, the commodity is detained at the border  
9.2 If the commodity passes the conformity assessment  MBS samples the commodity for inspection   
10 Inland Inspection  
10.1 If inspection is to be done inland, MBS issues Clearance letter to Importer hence  commodity is transported to a warehouse where inspection is done   
10.2 If not inland inspection MBS issues sampling form to Importer  
11 Samplelling inspection  
11.1 If the sample failed inspection, it is quarantined and re-exported to country of origin or destroyed   
11.2 If the sample passes the inspection Import batch certificate is issued to Importer authorised to import commodity  
12 Importer receives an Import Batch Certificate   

 

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The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
annual Import quality certificate 16-02-201604-08-2016Malawi Bureau of StandardsThis is Dowload File
Application Annual Import Certificate MBS17-02-201609-08-2016Malawi Bureau of StandardsThis is Dowload File
Import Batch Conformance Certificate issued by MBS17-02-201616-08-2016Malawi Bureau of StandardsThis is Dowload File
Import Inspection Request Form Issued by MBS17-02-201616-08-2016Malawi Bureau of StandardsThis is Dowload File
IQR-Draft Rejection Certificate- MBS-QAD under Malawi Bureau of Standards Act04-08-201604-08-2016Malawi Bureau of Standards
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Quality Assessment: Application for clearance of imported commodityRegistration requirementMalawi Bureau of StandardsImport Inspection Registration (IIR) processing. To ensure that the commodity the client is intending to import is registred for assessment. This process is done on commodities which are on the List of designated products and are legible for importation given the preshipment sample complied to requirements or it is accepted by MBS owing to previous batches compliance. The IIR processing needs to be preferably made before the consignment reaches the entry point to avoid delays due to processing. Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good
Quality Assessment: Withdrawal of import quality certificateImport monitoring and surveillanceMalawi Bureau of StandardsAny importer whose random sampling of the commodity/product on the open market reveals non-compliance or if the importer is found contravening provisions of any relevant Act or regulations or failure by the importer to pay fees under these regulations shall have the import Quality Certificate withdrawn. To ensure that the product sold on the market went through import certification process and was duly accepted by MBS and also to ensure that importers are adhering to relevant Acts and regulations. Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Specification-coal.Product qualityMalawi Energy Regulatory AuthorityEvery licence holder must must comply with and adhere to the Malawi Standards as stated under the Malawi Bureau of Standards Act in respect of coal. Harmonise the standards to be followed; recognition and response to regional policies, objectives and developments. Energy Regulation Act(73:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Specification-renewable energy.Product qualityMalawi Energy Regulatory AuthorityEvery licence holder must comply with the standard specifications for renewable energy technologies. Harmonise the standards to be followed; recognition and response to regional policies, objectives and developments. Energy Regulation Act(73:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Specification for Adhesives for ceramic tiles, mosaicsTechnical StandardMalawi Bureau of StandardsThis Malawi Standard specifies the minimum requirements for adhesives used for fixing ceramic tiles to ensure that they are suitable for their proposed application.The commodity ID in the Malawi Catalogue of Standards MS 656:2002Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Speciications for Afridev hand pumpsTechnical StandardMalawi Bureau of StandardsCovers requirements for afridev deepwell handpump suitable for lifting water from depth of 10m to 45m. It applies to boreholes with casing sizes of nominal 100 mm, 115 mm, 127 mm, 150 mm or 200 mm internal diameter.Applies to the commodities in the of ID MS 348:1991Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Specification for Agricultural Hand HoesTechnical StandardMalawi Bureau of StandardsSpecifies materials and other requirements for the agricultural hand hoe.Standard Specification for Agricultural Hand Hoes MS 76Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Specification for Animal feeds other than premixesTechnical StandardMalawi Bureau of StandardsSpecifies requirements for the following types of poultry feeds. chicken feeds, ducks feeds, tur-key feeds. Prescribes the requirements and methods of sampling and test for pig feed. Prescribes requirements for bone meal to be used as a mineral supplement in livestock feeds. Prescribes requirements for blood meal as livestock feed Prescribes requirements for meat meal and meat and bone meal meat for livestock feeding. Prescribes requirements for fish meal for livestock feedingStandard Specification for Animal feeds other than premixes MS 212/240/423/424/417/422 Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Specification for Artificial vinegarTechnical StandardMalawi Bureau of StandardsApplies to artificial vinegar produced from glacial acetic acid and water with or without caramel as a colouring matter and intended for use as a condiment.Standard Specification for Artificial vinegar MS 11Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good
Standard Specification for Axes and hatchetsTechnical StandardMalawi Bureau of StandardsSpecifies the requirements on materials, dimensions, mass and performance for axes and hatchets.Standard Specification for Axes and hatchets MS 186Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (51:02)31-12-9999Good