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Procedure NameExport Processing Zones-Application for export enterprise certificate
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: /

+265 (0)1 775 618



Procedure Step Description Required Documents
A company intending to obtain the export Enterprise certificate should go to the  Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and meet the EPZ Desk officer.
Get and fill an application form.
Pay fees amounting to MK5000.00
A Pre Appraisal will be conducted whereby a team consisting of MRA officials, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism official, and Labor Department officials will visit the company premises
  a. The ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism is interested in evidence that the company has market outside Malawi.  
  b. The MRA is interested whether the company has a bonded warehouse  
  c. The Labor Department is interested in the working conditions of the employees of the company.  
5  Upon conducting the Pre Appraisal, the Secretariat (EPZ desk officer) comes up with a report which is discussed at the EPZ Appraisal committee meeting.  
6 The Appraisal Committee meets and if the company meets prescribed requirement the committee recommends issuance of the certificate to the minister, where the company does not meet requirements the committee also recommends non issuance for the certificate.  
7 A certificate is issued by the minister.  
8 Immediately the decision is made , the chairperson of the EPZ Appraisal committee writes the company  communicating the decision  
5 The certificate will be given within 5 working days.  








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The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
EPZ application form-MoIT11-11-201510-03-2016Malawi Investment and Trade CentreThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Export Processing Zone- certification requirementLicensing RequirementMinistry of Trade A company shall require a certificate to manufacture or provide an export product. To enforce national standards for products, To enforce national standards for products, commodities, materials, services, practices, and operations and to promote adoption of such standards. The definitions of the terms 'export' and 'manufacture' will be taken from the Customs and Excise Act. Export Processing Zone Act (39:06)31-12-9999Good