Friday, August 30, 2013

About the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre

The Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012 established the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) as a one-stop services centre for business start-ups following the merger of Malawi Export Promotion Council -MEPC and Malawi Investment Promotion Agency- MIPA.

MITC is now fully operational and is the focal point of investment and export promotion / facilitation. The Centre is mandated within the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012 to do the following:

• Offer a one-stop service to ensure that relevant permits are obtained expeditiously (processing period of 21 days)

• Conduct investment and export promotion in priority sectors including agriculture, agro-processing, fisheries, forestry,
manufacturing, mining and tourism

MITC seeks to promote Malawi as an attractive investment destination and a source of exports into regional and international markets.

MITC Mission

To attract sustainable private domestic and foreign investments to transform Malawi into
a broad-based export-led economy through aggressive trade and investment promotion activities

MITC Vision

To be a leading world class investment and trade promotion centre that brands Malawi
as an ideal business destination to do business

MITC Functions

As a one stop service centre MIT conducts the following functions:

• Investment Promotion
• Package Malawi as an attractive investment destination and present opportunities to potential investors
• Attract investors into prioritised sectors that are crucial to the country’s growth and development
• Receive and follow-up on investor leads and enquiries
 Investment Services (Facilitation & Aftercare)
• Be the point of contact for investment start-up and link investors to necessary information
• Issue investment certificates and facilitate end-to-end investment process,
• Proactively work with investors to mitigate post-investment challenges and monitor compliance
• Advise GoM on investor-friendly policies
• Track and target existing investors for reinvestment opportunities
 Trade Promotion Services
• Identify export markets for existing and current export products
• Consolidate and expand market share for Malawi’s current products in present export markets
• Build capacity of exporters in export marketing

For more information about investment and trade opportunities visit our offices in City Centre Lilongwe. We are located along Convention Drive in Aquarius House first floor. In Blantyre we are in Fourth Floor, Unit House opposite Chayamba Building. Alternatively you can call on these numbers (265) 1 770 800/ 01 771 315/ 01 771 707 or fax 01 771781 or email,,, or visit our website

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