Our Mandate
Malawi Investment and Trade Centre is a trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote exports from Malawi and productive investment into Malawi. MITC operates as a One-Stop Service Centre for business start-ups as mandated by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012. The Centre provides specialized support to investors in all prioritized sectors for industrializing Malawi; and also promotes and facilitate export products and services of Malawi.
Our Vision
To make Malawi an attractive destination for business
Our Mission
Our Mission is to promote and facilitate sustainable inclusive and transformative investment and trade in Malawi
Our Services
In actively promoting business investment in Malawi, MITC provides a range of services, which include:
  1. Project Appraisal: Scientifically analyzing prospective project viability in financial, cost-benefit, social and environmental terms.
  2. Site Identification and Evaluation: Under the auspices of the Lands Specialist within the One Stop Service Centre, MITC is responsible for undertaking the coordination, pre-planning and evaluation of sites and post site visits
  3. Business Permits: Under the auspices of the Immigration Specialist within the One Stop Service Centre, MITC is responsible for processing Business Residence Permits and Temporary Employment Permits applications and approvals
  4. Joint Venture Facilitation: Sourcing of joint venture partners, domestic and foreign for both Malawian and international companies
  5. General Business Advice: Providing wide range investment advice regarding locations, business conditions, labour practices and business services
  6. Business Retention and After Care services: Facilitating local and foreign business retention, expansion and aftercare services
  7. Incentives: Marketing of national investors’ and exporters’ incentives
  8. Inward and outward investment promotion missions: Hosting and coordinating inbound foreign and local business delegations and undertaking outbound missions promoting Malawi as an ideal investment and trade destination
  9. Project Profiling: Profiling local project-based investment opportunities through local and international exhibitions, seminars and conferences
In its promotion of export trade opportunities, MITC offers exporters a bouquet of services, which include:
A. Export Development
Capacity building programs detailing:
  • Export registration requirements
  • Trade agreement compliance requirements
  • Export incentive schemes
  • International marketing
  • Customs requirements compliance
Market intelligence
Ensuring the obtaining of sufficient information about particular export markets, including:
  • The source of present products and services
  • Product and Country-specific features
  • Government regulations
  • Potential buyers
  • Exploring business opportunities for exports in specific markets
Ensuring the obtaining of sufficient information about particular local manufacturers, including:
  • Exporter details
  • Product descriptions
  • Company profiles and marketing materials
B. Export Promotion
Market Development programmes, facilitating trade promotional programmes designed to bring willing buyers and willing sellers into contact with one another including:
  • National exhibitions
  • Outward selling missions
  • Inward buying missions
  • Intra-trade business to business facilitation
  • National and regional trade fairs