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Procedure NameApplication for a permit to import meat.
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
Phone: 0991277492


Procedure Step Description Required Documents
1 An importer who wants to import for trade obtains a licence to trade first  
2 Importer must apply to the Director of  DAHLD (There is no permanent format for application forms), others even apply verbally   
3 The Applicant (or importer) needs to specify the intended imports.  
4 The importer must pay the  required fees (Mk10,000.00).   
5 The Director of DAHLD will order a pre-inspection   
6 The exporting country will have done a bacteriological test and  therefore certificate or evidence for the same is requested    
7 The inspectors will prepare and and submit a Report on the Inspection to the Director.  
8 The officers will do a background check verifying whether there is an outbreak of diseases in the country of import usually through the oie website. The process takes usually about 24 hours  
9  Issuing the permit which also give details on what the importer must comply     
10 The communication is made usually through a phone call on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  




The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Meat Import Permit under Meat and Meat Products Act.17-02-201616-08-2016Department of Animal Health (DAHLD)This is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Marking requirement for sheep carcases to show country of origin.Labelling RequirementDepartment of Animal Health (DAHLD)It is prohibited to trade in sheep meat imported into Malawi without a mark showing country of origin. Safeguard against pests and diseases. Meat and meat products Act (67:02)31-12-9999Good