Legal Document

Title: Export Processing Zone Act (39:06)
Type: Law
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Trade
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Trade
Issuing Date: 01-11-1995

 

EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES ACT

No. 11 OF 1995

 

INDEX


PART I – PRELIMINARY

PART II - ESTABLISHMENT OF EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES APPRAISAL COMMITTEE

PART III - DECLARATION OF EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES AND EXPORT PRODUCTS

PART IV - RESTRICTION OF CARRYING ON BUSINESS IN EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES

PART V – DUTY

PART VI - MISCELLANEOUS

An Act to provide for the establishment, operation and administration of Export Processing Zones, and for matters ancillary thereto or connected.

PART I - PRELIMINARY

  1. (Short title and commencement). This Act may cited as the Export Processing Zones Act, 1995, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister shall appoint by notice published in the Gazette.

  2. (Interpretation). In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires -

"adequate security"means security which has been accepted as adequate by the Controller pursuant to section 16;

"bonded factory" means a factory situate in an export processing zone;

"certificate" means an export enterprise certificate issued under section 10;

"Committee" means the Export Processing Zones Appraisal Committee established under section 3;

"Controller" means the Controller of Customs and Excise;

"duty" has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act;

"enforcement officer" means a customs and excise officer, or an officer designated in writing by the Minister as an enforcement officer for the purposes of this Act pursuant to section 19;

"export" has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act;

"export enterprise"means a company in respect of which a certificate is in force;

"export processing zone" means any area or building declared to be an export processing zone under section 8;

"export product" means a product or produce declared to be an export product under section 9;

"import" has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act;

"manufacture" has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Customs and Excise Act;

"production day" means the day on which an export enterprise commences, or is deemed to commence, its operations;

"scheduled equipment" means the capital equipment, machinery and spare parts required by an export enterprise for equipping and operating a bonded factory;

"scheduled materials" means the materials, components, substances, matters or other things required by an export enterprise for the manufacture of export products.

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PART II - ESTABLISHMENT OF EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES APPRAISAL COMMITTEE

3.       (1)    (Establishment of Export Processing Zones Appraisal Committee). There is

hereby established a committee to be known as the Export Processing Zones Appraisal Committee (in this Act otherwise known as the "Committee") consisting of -

a) the Secretary for Commerce and Industry who shall be designated by the Minister as Chairman.

b) The following ex-officio members -

        i. the Secretary to the Treasury, or his designated representative;

  1. the Secretary for Economic Planning and Development, or designated representative;
  2. the Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock Development, or his designated representative;
  3. the secretary for Labour and Manpower Development, or his designated representative;
  4. the Controller of Customs and Excise, or his designated representative;
  5. the Controller of Immigration Services, or his designated representative;

c) the General Manager of the Malawi Investment Promotion Agency;

d) the General Manager of the Malawi Export Promotion Council;

e) one member representing the private sector in Malawi nominated by the Confederation of the Malawi Chambers of Commerce and Industry and appointed by the Minister; and

f) one member representing the Reserve Bank of Malawi nominated by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi and appointed by the Minister.

2) A representative of an ex officio member referred to in subsection 1 (b) shall be designated by, or on behalf of the ex officio member, by a notice in writing to the Chairman of the Committee, and when so designated such representative shall not attend to the business of the Committee by representation.

3) The Committee may, in its discretion, at any time and for any period invite any person, and the Minister may in like manner nominate any person in the public service, to attend any meeting of the Committee and to participate in the deliberations of the Committee, but such person or officer shall not be entitled to vote at that meeting.

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       4.     (Tenure of office of members of the Committee) A member of the Committee, other than an ex officio member -

a) shall hold office for two years from the effective date of his appointment, and shall be eligible for re-appointment;

b) may resign his office by giving one month's notice in writing to the Minister.

       5.     (Allowances of members of the Committee) A member of the Committee, other than an ex officio member, shall be paid such allowances as the Minister may determine.

  1. (1) The Committee shall hold its ordinary meetings at least six times a year. (meeting of the Committee)

(2) An extraordinary meeting of the Committee -

a) may be convened by the Chairman at any time;

b) shall be convened by the Chairman within fourteen days of receipt by him of a request in writing signed by any two members of the Committee, and specifying the purpose for which an extraordinary meeting of the Committee is to be convened.

(3) At any meeting of the Committee -

a) the quorum necessary for the dispatch of business shall be formed by any six members;

b) the Chairman, or in his absence the member elected by members present and forming the quorum, shall preside;

c) the decision on any subject shall be that of the majority of members present and voting and, in the event of a tie in the votes, the person presiding shall have a casting vote in addition to his deliberative vote;

d) a member who is aware that he has a personal, proprietary or pecuniary interest in any matter which is to or is being considered by the Committee shall declare the interest to the Chairman or other person presiding, and shall not be entitled to participate in the deliberations of the Committee or to vote on that matter; and

e) a member who is unable to attend the meeting may submit to the Committee but shall not be entitled to have his vote registered on any matter considered at that meeting

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7.   (1) (Functions of the Committee) The Committee shall be responsible for appraising and reviewing applications for the establishment and operation of export processing zones and the production or manufacture of export products, and making appropriate recommendations to the Minister.

      (2) In making recommendations to the Minister regarding any application, the Committee shall have regard to the following considerations -

a) labour intensive activities of the project and its propensity to contribute to employment;

b) use of advanced technology;

c) utilisation of local raw materials;

d) export-oriented activities other than the production for export of tobacco, tea, coffee, and sugar;

e) the availability of sufficient warehouses for storage of raw materials and export products;

f) documentary evidence of export markets for the export products.

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PART III - DECLARATION OF EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES AND EXPORT PRODUCTS

8.      (Declaration of export processing zones) The Minister may, on the recommendations of the Committee, for the purpose of attracting, promoting or increasing the manufacture of export products or with the object of promoting economic development generally, by notice published in the Gazette, declare -

a) any area of land on which a factory has been or is being or is likely to be built;

b) any factory;

c) any area of land which immediately surrounds a factory or the plot on which a factory is being or is likely to be built, to be an export processing zone.

9.      (Declaration of export products) Where, upon application by a company in the prescribed form, the Minister considers it expedient in the economic interest of Malawi so to do, he may, on the recommendation of the Committee, by notice published in the Gazette, declare -

a) any manufactured article, substance or other item intended for export, other than tobacco, tea, coffee or sugar; or

b) any service to be an export product.

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10.    (Issuance of certificates). (1) Where, upon application by a company which manufactures or provides, or proposes to manufacture or provide, an export product, the Minister, on the recommendation of the Committee, considers it expedient in the economic interest of Malawi so to do, he may

a) upon payment of the prescribe fees, issues to that company an export enterprise certificate, subject to such terms and conditions as he thinks fit to impose; and

b) by notice published in the Gazette, declare the company to be an export enterprise for so long as the certificate remains in force.

(2) Every application made pursuant to subsection (1) shall be in the prescribed form and be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(3) Where an application has been made pursuant to subsection (1), the Minister shall communicate his decision within forty-five days from the date of receipt of the application.

(4) A certificate shall be in the prescribed from and shall specify -

a) the production day of the export enterprise;

b) the export product which the export enterprise is or will be manufacturing;

c) the scheduled materials required by the export enterprise for equipping and operating the enterprise

d) the scheduled materials required by the export enterprise the manufacture of export products;

e) that company exports enterprise shall be domiciled in Malawi;

f) such other term or condition as the Minister may deem appropriate.

(2) A certificate shall be valid for a period of five years and may thereafter be renewed for successive periods of two years.

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11.    (amendment of certificate) (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may, by notice in writing addressed to the export enterprise, at any time amend any certificate or any condition attached to a certificate.

(2) No amendment shall be made to a certificate so as to place an export enterprise in a less favourable position than it was prior to the amendment of the certificate.

(3) Where the Minister amends a certificate by substituting for the production day specified another earlier or later production day, this Act shall have effect in relation to that certificate as if the production day so specified had been originally specified.

12.   (Revocation of certificate) (1) Where the Minister is satisfied that an export enterprise has contravened this Act or any condition attached to a certificate, he may, by notice in writing, require the export enterprise, within thirty days from the date of the service of the notice, to show cause why the certificate should no be revoked, and where the Minister is satisfied that having regard to all the circumstances the certificate should be revoked, he shall do so.

(2) Where a certificate is revoked under subsection (1), the Minister shall specify the date from which the revocation shall become operative and this Act shall from that date cease to have effect in relation to the certificate so revoked.

13.    (Register of certificates) Every certificate issued under this Act shall be recorded in a Register in the prescribe form.

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PART IV : RESTRICTION ON CARRYING ON BUSINESS IN EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES

  1. (Restrictions on carrying on business in export processing zones) No Person shall carry on, in an export processing zone, any trade, business or manufacturing, unless there is in relation to such trade, business or manufacturing a certificate authorising the carrying on of such trade, business or manufacturing.
  2. (Restrictions on trading) No export enterprise shall carry on any trade or business other than specified in its certificate.

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PART V : DUTY

  1. (Duty Relief) (1) Where an export enterprise imports or purchases any dutiable goods to be used in a bonded factory or export processing zone, no duty shall be paid on the goods if the goods are transported directly to a bonded factory or export processing zone and placed there under such conditions as the Controller may impose.

(2) The Controller may require an export enterprise to enter into a bond in the prescribed form, in such amount as he may determine, whereby the export enterprise undertakes to obtain, receive, keep, use or dispose of scheduled equipment or scheduled materials only in accordance with conditions specified in its certificate or this Act, or the Customs and Excise Act. (Cap. 42.01)

  1. (Removal of goods from a bonded factory) (1) No scheduled equipment shall be removed from a bonded factory or an export processing zone, except with the written authorisation of the Controller.

(2) No scheduled materials or export products shall be removed from a bonded factory or an export processing zone except -

 a) for the purpose of being exposed;

b) for transfer to another bonded factory or export processing zone; with the permission and according to the directions of the Controller;

c) for consumption in Malawi with the approval of the Minister and subject to the payment of the appropriate duty;

d) for destruction in such manner as the Controller may direct.

(2)  Any person who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse -

a) removes any scheduled equipment, scheduled materials or export product from a bonded factory;

b) is found in possession of any scheduled equipment, scheduled materials or export product outside a bonded factory or export processing zone, shall be guilty of an offence.

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18.     (Payment of duty) (1) Where there is any bonded factory a deficiency in the quantity of dutiable scheduled equipment or scheduled materials which ought to be found there, the export enterprise shall, without prejudice to any other proceedings under this Act or any other written law, be liable to pay to the Controller the duty leviable on the goods not satisfactorily accounted for.

(2) Where the Controller is satisfied that the deficiency has been caused by reasonable wastage or unavoidable breakage, leakage or other accident, he may remit the whole or any part of the duty leviable on the goods found deficient.

(3) The Controller shall, by notice in writing, require an export enterprise to pay any duty under this section and the duty shall be paid within thirty days of the issue of the notice.

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PART VI - MISCELLANEOUS

19.       (1) The Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, designate any public officer or class of public officers to be enforcement officers for the purposes of this Act.

(2) Any enforcement officer may, at all reasonable and, if so required, on showing proof of this identity, enter any export processing or bonded factory for the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of this Act are being complied with.

(3) Any enforcement officer may require an export enterprise or any person who is director, secretary or other officer of an export enterprise to furnish him with any information concerning the business or activities of the export enterprise.

(4) Any person who wilfully obstructs or hinders an enforcement officer acting in the exercise of his functions under section or, without reasonable excuse, fails or refuses to give to an enforcement officer any information required of him under this section shall be guilty of an offence.

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20.    (offences and penalties) Any person who -

(a) in any application, declaration or statement made for the purposes of this Act, makes a statement which is false or misleading in any material particular;

(b) Keeps any record or account relating to an export enterprise which is false or misleading; or

(c) Otherwise contravenes any provision of this act, shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine of ten thousand Kwacha and imprisonment for five years.

21.  (Regulations) The Minister may make regulations for carrying the purposes and provisions of the Act into effect and prescribing all matters which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for the better carrying out of the provisions of this Act.

Passed in Parliament this nineteenth day of July, one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-five.

R.L. GONDWE - Clerk of Parliament

 

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EXPORT PROCESSING ACT, 1995.

EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES REGULATIONS.

(under Section 21)

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by Section 21 of the Export Processing Zones Act, 1995, I, PETER KALILOMBE, Minister of Commerce and Industry, make the following Regulations -

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Export Processing Zones Regulations, 1995.

(2) In these regulations –

"Act" means the Export Processing Zones Act No. 4 of 1995. 

(3)       (1) An application for a Certificate under Section 10 with information required in support thereof shall be in the form prescribed in First Schedule and shall be accompanied by a fee of K5,000.

(2) Three copies of each application under this rule shall be submitted to the Secretary for Commerce and Industry.

(4) Upon receiving an application under the Section 10, the Minister may grant a certificate of reject the application based on the considerations presented in section (7) (2) of the Act and other requirements that an applicant may be called upon to fulfill.

(5) The Minister may require before consideration of an application that the Controller does the following:

(a) inspect -

i) the site where there is a building or other structure is proposed to be erected;

ii) the place or premises in respect of which a tenancy is proposed;

iii) the place or premises where the activities are to be carried out.

(b) require the applicant to submit a site or building plan.

(c) require the applicant to make alteration to any plan of any building or structure submitted with the application in order to comply with the requirements relating to buildings or other structures in the export processing zone.

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(6) No alterations shall be made to building or structures without the written permission of the Minister.

(7) The declaration of export processing zones under Section 8 of the Act shall be carries out through an appropriate notice in the Government Gazette and shall specify the following:

(a) the location of the area including district, region.

(b) the size of the area in square metres.

(c) ownership of area.

(8) The declaration of export products under section 9 of the Act shall be carried out through an appropriate Notice in the Government Gazette and shall specify the following:

(a) the full name of the product or service

(b) the International Standard Industry classification Code (ISIC) Code.

(9) The certificates issued under Section 10 of the Act shall be in the form set out at Second Schedule to these regulations.

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(10)      (1) Applications for the transfer or relocation of industries to an area not previously designed as an Export Processing Zone shall be treated as new applications and shall be processed in accordance with the provisions for new applications under the Act and under these Regulations.

(2) Applications for the transfer of a certificate to another location within a designated Export Processing Zone may be in any form, but shall contain the following:-

(a) Name of Certificate Holder;

(b) Number of Certificate to be transferred;

(c) Current location of the enterprise;

(d) Products/Services;

(e) Reasons for the transfer; and

(f) Any other information that the applicant deems relevant to the application.

(11) A fee of K50,000 shall be paid to the Government upon the first issue of a certificate under Section 10, which shall be valid for a period of five years. Upon subsequent renewals for successive two year periods under Section 10 (5), a renewal fee of K50,000 shall be paid.

(12) A Register of Export Enterprises under the Section 13 of the Act shall be maintained and shall contain the following:

(a) Name of Company

(b) Nationality of shareholders

(c) Products/Services

(d) Location (Plot No., District/City)

(e) Production capacity

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(13)    (1) Every Export Service Enterprise shall keep day to day record of all goods for re-export received, kept and issued on the bonded premises of the enterprise. The record shall contain details of:

i) all goods received at the place or premises where the activities are carried out;

ii) all goods taken into any part of the principal customs are from the export processing zone;

iii) all goods released for consumption, sale or manufacture within the export processing zone, or for export;

iv) waste stocks and its manner of disposal;

v) losses through spillage, evaporation and other causes; and

vi) the balance of all goods stocked at the place or premises where the activities are carried out

(2) Certified copies of such records for each particular month shall be forwarded to the Controller of Customs and Excise and the Principal Secretary for Commerce and Industry so as to reach them not later than tenth day of the month next following.

(14) The record can only be destroyed with the approval of the Minister on recommendation from the Controller.

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(15) No operator can only be destroyed with the approval of the Minister on recommendation from the Controller.

(16) Goods manufactured in an export processing zone:

(a) shall not be taken out of such zones except for

i) export; or

ii) with the approval of the Minister taken into the principal customs area.

(b) shall not be used or consumed in such zone without the written permission of the Controller.

(17) The following types of goods shall be permitted into the export processing zone without payment of any customs duty, exercise duty, or surtax.

i) goods of any description which would be directly used for the manufacture of other goods and approved by the Minister; or

ii) goods manufactured in any part of the principal customs area which are meant for export.

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(18) The following goods shall not be eligible for duty/tax exemption

i) fuel oil

ii) materials for machinery and factory cleaning purposes

iii) wearing apparel for factory workers

iv) forklift

v) construction/building equipment

vi) office equipment

vii) Furniture

viii) Fire fighting and pollution control equipment

ix) Foodstuff and drinks

x) Building materials.

(19) The movement of goods with shall be governed by the provisions in the Third Schedule to these regulations.

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(20) Whenever an export service enterprise imports or purchases any dutiable goods, it shall certify on the Bill of Entry or request note relating to equipment and goods for reexport that such dutiable goods will be used solely for the establishment, maintenance or operations of the bonded premises of the enterprise.

(21) It shall be lawful for the Controller of Customs and Excise to require an export enterprise to furnish particulars of all equipment and goods for re-export on its bonded premises.

(22) The Controller may at any time direct that an export enterprise be carried out under the supervision of an enforcement officer.

(23)     (1) Whenever an export enterprise intends to remove any equipment or goods for re-export for the bonded premises of the export or transfer to other bonded premises, it shall give notice thereof to the Controller not less than 2 days before such removal takes place.

(2) No export enterprise shall remove any equipment or goods for re-export from bonded premises for any purpose unless the prior written authorization of the Controller has been applied for in writing and obtained.

(24) An enforcement officer may at all reasonable times and, if so required, on showing proof of his identity, inspect all records, books and documents kept by an export enterprise or used in connection with its operations.

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(25) For the purpose of

(a) demarcating an export processing zone from a principal customs area;

(b) protection of revenue,

the export enterprise, shall except where the Controller directs otherwise, erect and maintain a fence along the boundary of the export processing zone with provisions for exit and entry points of persons, conveyances, vessels and goods, and of goods, as the case may be, entering or leaving the export processing zone.

(26) Manufacturing waste and scrap:

(a) can be destroyed with the prior approval of the Controller;

(b) can be sold in the principal customs area subject to payment of duty and surtax and its taxable value will be based on the provisions in the Customs and Excise Act.

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THIRD SCHEDULE

MOVEMENT OF GOODS

No.Type of Movement Prescribed Form Documents/Appropriate Action

1. Goods entering the Export ........ i) import manifest

Processing Zone from ii) import licence Outside Malawi. (if applicable)

2. Goods leaving the Export ........ i) outward manifest

Processing Zone. ii) export licences (if applicable)

3. Goods on transhipment at ......... an Export Processing Zone.

4. Goods entering Principal ......... i) Treated as import Customs area from the ii) Customs duty and Export Processing Zone. surtax payable

5. Goods entering the Export ......... i) treated as an Processing Zone from the export Principal Customs Area.

6. Import of Goods into ......... i) treated as an Principal Customs Area import through an Export Processing Zone.

7. Export of goods from the ......... i) treated as an e Principal Customs Area export through an Export Processing Zone without any intention of depositing such goods in the zone.

8. Goods exported from an ........ i) Transported in Export Processing Zone approved vehicles through Principal Customs area ii) Bank guarantee iii)Export licence (if applicable)

9. Removal of goods from ........ i)Movement in licences warehouse, transit licenced manufacturing ii) Transported in warehouse through the approvedvehicles principal customs area iii) Bank guarantee

10. Movement of goods from ........ I) Movement in an Export Processing Zone transit to another Export Processing ii) Transported in Zone approved vehicles iii) Bank guarantee

11. Goods originating from ........ i) Movement in abroad taken to the Export transit Processing Zone through the ii) Transported in Principal Customs Area. approved vehicles iii) Bank guarantee

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SECOND SCHEDULE

FORMS

FORM EPZ 1

EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES ACT, 1995

(NO. 11 OF 1995)

APPLICATION FOR AN EXPORT ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATE

(under section 10)

Note: This application is intended to collect sufficient information for the purpose of enabling the Minister to consider the insurance of an export enterprise certificate. All information collected shall be treated in the strictest confidence. This application should be submitted in duplicate to the following address-

The Secretary for Trade and Private Sector Development

P O Box 30366

Lilongwe 3

Malawi

PROFILE INVESTOR

1. Name of Company ....................................................………………………………………

2. Company Domicile ...................................................………………………………………

Postal Address: ....................................................…………………………………………

....................................................………………………………………………………….

Plot No. .................. ……………………Street/Road ............................………………….

Telephone................... …………Fax................…………… Telex ...........………………..

District ........................……………. Region .........................……………………………...

3. Date of Incorporation (attach copy of certificate of incorporation)......…………………….

4. Details of Directors and Shareholders

Full Name Nationality Contact Address

................... .............. .......................

................... ............. ....................

................... .............. .....................

.................. .............. ....................

.................. ............. .....................

.................. .............. ......................

.................. .............. ......................

5. Applicant's Bankers: ...............................................

................................................

................................................

PROFILE OF PROPOSED INVESTMENT

6. Proposed location of export enterprise

Plot No. ..............…………………….. Town ...........................……………………..

District .............……………………….. Region ..........................……………………..

7. List of Products/Services to be exported

Description of Products HS CODE

/Services

...................... ................... ...................... ...................

...................... ................... ...................... ....................

...................... .................. ...................... ..................

...................... .................... ...................... .....................

...................... ................... ..................... ...................

...................... .................... ..................... ...................

 

8. Estimated production capacity and sales

Product/Services

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

 

Qty

Value

Qty

Value

Qty

Value

Qty

Value

Qty

Value

9. Indicate prospects of export markets for the above stated products (attached documentary where available)

....................................................................………………………………………………..

....................................................................………………………………………………..

 

10. Inputs Sources and Quantities

Description of inputs, raw materials and components

 

HS Code

Source Country

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electricity .........................................................…………………………………………….

Water ..............................................................……………………………………………...

Fuel ...............................................................………………………………………………

11. Labour requirements and costs

Category Level

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Nos.

Cost

Nos.

Cost

Nos.

Cost

Nos.

Cost

Nos.

Cost

Managerial

Local

Foreign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skilled Local Foreign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unskilled Local Foreign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Proposed Training of Malawians

Category Number of staff to be Duration of training

trained (months per person)

Technical supervision ................... .................…………

................... .................…………

Skilled production ................... .................………...

................... .................…………

Semi-skilled production ................... .................…………

................... .................…………

Managerial ................... .................…………

................... .................…………

13. Fixed Capital Investment

Item

Year 0

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Land preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machinery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tools equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tools, fixtures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Finance Requirements

Particulars of the capital structure

(a) Issued and paid up capital-

Amount

Resident .................................

Non-Resident .................................

(b) Loans-

Amount Country of Lender

(i) .................... .................................

(ii) .................... .................................

(iii) .................... .................................

(iv) .................... .................................

(v) .................... .................................

15. List of Technological and Management Agreements

Please give a brief statement on each

(i) ..............................................................

(ii) ..............................................................

(iii) ..............................................................

(iv) ..............................................................

(v) ..............................................................

(vi) ..............................................................

16. Expected date of commencement

....................................................................

....................................................................

17. Additional Information

....................................................................

....................................................................

....................................................................

....................................................................

....................................................................

Declaration

I, .................................. declare that the information given above is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, I further declare that I have not previously submitted any application in respect of the same project.

Date:................................ ..............................

(Signature of Applicant)

..............................

(Title of Signatory)

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FORM EPZ II

EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES ACT, 1995

(No. 11 of 1995)

CERTIFICATE

(UNDER SECTION 10)

Certificate No. ..................... issued at ................. under section 10 of the Export Processing Zones Act, 1995.

This is to certify that ......................... has been granted authority to operate an export enterprise for a period of ................. years at the location specified hereunder-

Name of Company.......................................................

Business Enterprise ..................................................

Products .............................................................

Location Plot No. .................. District ........................

This certificate is granted subject to the following conditions-

(a) that the Company shall engage solely in the export activity listed above;

(b) that the scheduled materials and equipment listed on the reverse side of the certificate shall not be changed save with express written approval of the Minister.

Dated this ............... day of ........................., 19 .........

(Official Stamp) Minister of Commerce

and Industry

Scheduled materials:

Scheduled equipment:

Made this 4th day of December, 1995.

 

P. KALILOMBE

Minister of Commerce and Industry

(FILE NO. KD 20.101)

 

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List Measures/Standards

Name Description Status Measures/Standards Measure Class
Export Processing Zone- certification requirement A company shall require a certificate to manufacture or provide an export product. Active Measure Goods
EPZ-Requirement for Registration of an Export Enterprise Certificate. Every exporter should have their issued certificate recorded in a Register. Active Measure Goods
EPZ-Restrictions on Trading All export enterprises should carry on only the trade or business that is specified in the certificates. Active Measure Goods
EPZ-Requirement to Pay Duty. An export enterprise will be required to pay duty if there is a deficiency of the tax allowance. Active Measure Goods
EPZ- Exemption from Paying Duty. An export enterprise that imports or purchases any dutiable goods to be used in a bonded factory or export processing zone, can be exempted from paying duty if the goods are transported directly to a bonded factory or export processing zone and placed there under conditions as the Controller may impose. Active Measure Goods