Search Goods Measures and Special Requirements


A measure is a specific import or export requirement that applies to a commodity or to certain types of products. Typically a measure requires permits or licenses to be obtained from the relevant government agency prior to importing or exporting the goods. You can find out what measures are currently in force in Malawi using the search feature below.


Here you will find information on Malawi's own standards that businesses and traders operating in Malawi can choose to apply to the products they deal in. You can see the products to which standards apply and the relevant legal documents by searching for ‘National Standards’ below. 

Special Requirements

By using the search facilities below you will also be able to look up any generic requirements associated with specific commodities or products, such as the need to register to import certain products.

Measures type
Displaying 1-10 of 376 result(s).
NameEnforced ByTypeValidity FromValidity To
Export Processing Zone- certification requirementMinistry of Trade and IndustryLicensing Requirement01-01-199531-12-9999
Import license Requirement- control of goodsMinistry of Trade and IndustryLicensing Requirement18-12-201531-12-9999
Licencing requirement for exportation of pesticides.Pesticides Control BoardExport Permit Requirement01-05-200231-12-9999
Prohibition to import or export diacetylmorphine Ministry of HealthProhibition28-12-200731-12-9999
Standard Specification for RefrigeratorsMalawi Bureau of StandardsTechnical Standard01-01-200531-12-9999
Application and licence feesMalawi Energy Regulatory AuthorityImport licence fee28-12-200731-12-9999
Application for a licence transport liquid fuel or gasMalawi Energy Regulatory AuthorityRegistration Requirement28-12-200931-12-9999
Application for registration and retention of registration of medicinal productsPoisons Board of MalawiRegistration Requirement28-12-200731-12-9999
Authorisation requirement for seed samplesMinistry of AgricultureTesting Requirement01-01-197031-12-9999
Authorisation requirement to import seedMinistry of AgriculturePermit Requirement01-01-197031-12-9999