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Step 2 - Buying licence

Entity in Charge -

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development (MoAIWD) Capital Hill Lilongwe.

 

Unit in charge

Department of Crops

Person in charge

-       Director of Crop Development – Dr. Godfrey Ching’oma, Room 90, (Top Floor) the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Capital Hill, Lilongwe.

Tel: Ministry of Agriculture HQ – 01789033 - and ask for Department of Crop Development. Otherwise fax 01789057.

It is now possible to obtain a Crop Buying Licence from the Programme Managers of each of the eight Agricultural Development Divisions in addition to the traditional source, which is the Director of Crop Development at Ministry of Agriculture Head Quarters.

Karonga Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01362226

Mzuzu Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01312066 /01312083 /01312124

Kasungu Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01253744

Salima Lakeshore Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01262076 /01262013

Lilongwe Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01755048 /01755345

Liwonde Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01542220

Blantyre Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01824300

Shire Valley Agricultural Development Division – Contact 01427211 /01427204

For more information refer to the press release on crop buying licence.

What you will get

A licence to buy crops – this is valid for one year.

(You do not need a unique buying licence for each export consignment.)

What you will need to obtain this

Business registration certificate

A letter of application addressed to the Secretary for Agriculture

Waiting time to receive certificate

1 day (It is possible at times to receive it the same day)

How much does it cost?

When you return to collect your licence you will pay 10,000 Kwacha (Ten Thousand)

Legal Justification

Crops Act – see PDF attached, Business Registration Act – see PDF attached, Press Release on Export Facilitation June 2013

Recourse – Agency - Cross Border Traders Association of Malawi – Person - Chairperson, Chambakata Chanza or Mr. Benson Munthali – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.