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Procedure NameApplication for Import License Under Control of Goods
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Incumbent Office Name: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Address: Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
P.O. Box 30366
City Centre
Fax:  +265 (0) 1 770 680
Email: /
Phone: 0999872829


Step Description
1  Importer should go to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and meet any officer on duty. 
2 Importer should make an application through the principal secretary
3 Importer should produce a business certificate, proof of contract or certificate of incorporation in order to apply.   
4 Once proof of business is provided, exporter must fill prescribed form.  
5 Certificate is processed withing 5 working days.  
6 The certificate, if appoved by Principal Secretary is valid for 3 months.




The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Application Form for Import Licence19-01-201610-03-2016Ministry of Trade This is Dowload File
Certificate of Registration as Importer-Form 1 COG17-02-201608-08-2016Ministry of Trade This is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Import license Requirement- control of goodsLicensing RequirementMinistry of Trade Restricted commodities require an import or export license. See the "Guide to Imports and Exports". To enforce national standards for products, commodities, materials, services, practices, and operations and to promote adoption of such standards. Control of Goods Act (18:08)31-12-9999Good