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Procedure NameApplication for a permit to import some plants


Issuing Agency: Ministryof Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development
Incumbent Office Name: Ministryof Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development
Address: The Director, Department of Agricultural Research & Technical Services, P. O Box 30779, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Fax: (265)1 788-801
Phone: (265)999 122 199, (265) 888 342 712


Procedure Step Description Required Documents
1 An importer should go  to Bvumbwe, Chitedze or Lunyangwa research stations.  
2 The importer is required to fill in permit forms and pay a fee of MK2,500.00.  
3 The permit is ready within five working days and valid for six months.  



The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Application form for Import of Plant and Plant related Products06-11-201508-02-2016Agriculture Research Services (DARS)This is Dowload File
Phytosanitary Application Form08-11-201508-02-2016Agriculture Research Services (DARS)This is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Permit requirement to Import some plantsRegistration requirementAgriculture Research Services (DARS)Any person importing vegetative material, mushroom or other fungal spawn, seeds or any unmanufactured plant product, or any rooting compost, soil or other growing media, any live insect or other invertebrate, or any plant pathogen requires a permit authorizing such importation. To control importation of such items inorder to regulate the spread of pests and diseases due to regional bondage. Plant Protection Act- MoAIWD31-12-9999Good