Business Licence

                                i.   Indigenous Malawians and Malawians by Registration

           Entity In-charge:  City Assembly

                       Location:           Civic House,

                                               City Centre


                              ii.     Foreigners

Entity In-charge:              Ministry of Industry and Trade

Unit In-charge:                Department of Trade

Location:                        Gemini House,

                                     City Centre


People In-charge:            Mr Tawonga C Munthali,

                                    2nd Floor, Room 34


                                    Mr Talandira Khonje

                                    2nd Floor, Room 35


Mr Vyawo C Chavula,

                                    2nd Floor, Room 50


                                    Ms. Helen Mlotha

                                    2nd Floor, Room 46


According to Business Licensing Act Cap. 46:01, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issues several types of licenses to the business community. The licenses include; Agents licence, Auctioneers, Commercial Travelers, Travel Agency, Forwarding Agents, Wholesale and Retail licences.


The applicant is requested to submit the following documents to the Ministry before the licence is processed. It includes;

-       A copy of Certificate of Registration

-       A copy of passport showing his BRP/PRP

-       A copy of Certificate of Registration for VAT

-       A duly filled application form

An officer in the Department of Trade prepares a form which is approved by a senior officer. The licence fee is K 60,000 plus an application fee of K800 which is valid for that particular financial year.