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Procedure NameApplication for a permit to import animals or animal by-products.
Issuing Agency: Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development
Incumbent Office Name: Department of Animal Health and Livestock Development
Address: Private Bag 2096
Fax: (+265) 1 751 349
Procedure Steps  Description Required Documents
1 Apply to the Director for Animal Health and Development, PO Box 2096, Lilongwe ;  Malawi.  
2 The Applicant (or importer) needs to specify the intended Animal products or animals to be imported  
3 The importer must pay the  required fees (Mwk10,000.00).  
4 The Director of DAHLD will order a pre-inspection where a background check is done on the disease outbreaks from the exporting country. Third world countries are even allowed to send their inspectors when the exporting country is a developed country .  
5 The inspectors will prepare and and submit a Report on the Inspection to the Director.  
6 Issuing the permit  
7 The communication is usually made through email or phone call.   

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The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
import Permit For Importation of Animals and Animal by- products Control of Diseases Act18-02-201608-08-2016Department of Animal Health (DAHLD)This is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Prohibition of importation of animals ProhibitionDepartment of Animal Health (DAHLD)Prohibition of importation Livestock and by-products thereof in Zimbabwe because of presence of Foot and Mouth Disease diseases. Prevention of introducing a specific disease prevalent in a specific foreign country. Control and Diseases of Animals Act (66:02)31-12-9999Good