Thursday, 28 September 2023


To boost Malawi’s trade potential by enhancing trade facilitation and corridor connectivity


1. Conducted a Baseline, Midterm and Endline Survey on selected Malawi trade corridors which analyzed and documented information on the performance of four main Malawi trade corridors and six borders with a focus on time, traffic, cost, and non-tariff measures (NTMs). These corridors include Beira, Nacala, Dar es Salaam and Durban corridor. Selected borders were: Mwanza, Dedza, Mchinji, Songwe, Muloza, and Mbilima;
2. Developed One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) procedures manual and training materials;
3. Conducted OSBP training for Border agencies in preparation for the launch of the Mchinji-Mwami OSBP between Malawi and Zambia;
4. Provided technical and financial support to MBS to review and update existing standards and manuals as well as developing new standards for selected value chains. A total of 35 standards, manuals and codes of practice were developed/reviewed;
5. Procurement of laboratory equipment for MBS and DARS laboratories with the aim of addressing issues of quality, standards and SPS compliance, which affects Malawi exports on the international market;
6. Supported consultations and development of national position on the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP);
7. Conducted a pre-feasibility study for the establishment of a dry port/logistics hub in Malawi. The study ranked six potential sites including Blantyre, Lilongwe, Liwonde, Nsanje, Bangula and Salima. Lilongwe was ranked the highest and has since been approved by Cabinet;
8. Provision of technical and institutional capacity building support to the Malawi Macadamia Association (MMA). This includes development of a strategic plan for MMA; website and statistical database development and development of Standards and a Code of Practice for macadamia.

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