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Procedure NameApplication for a permit to export 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 The exporter must seek for the prescribed requirements from the country they intend to export to (The burden is on the exporter).  
2 The country they are exporting to must send their prescribed requirements to the exporter who should then bring them to DAHLD.  
3 The  inspectors of DAHLD in Malawi, verify with the meat or meat products of the exporter to ascertain if the standards have been met.  
4 A  Bacteriological Examination on Meat intended to be Exported  is done
a. A portion  of the meat is taken to a laboratory by the meat inspector.
b. The level of the bacteria in the meat is tested.
c. There is a determination whether the level is above or below the  required standards.
5 Where the standards have been met, a permit to export is issued.  
6 Communication is usaually made through email or a phone call  





The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Meat Export Permit under Meat and Meat Products Act17-02-201616-08-2016Department 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